Orble.com, a large community of bloggers, disappeared overnight taking with it years of work and sweat of thousands of writers.
What I find strange is that I couldn’t find anything explaining what happened. No chat over the internet, no emails advising it would happen.
It is so disrespectful to the writers. I know it was a free community but there is responsibility even if the currency wasn’t money. We have offered the community our most precious gift, our talents, passions in words. Even a post-the-fact announcement would have been better than nothing.
In my last statistics report, from the 27th August, 2015, one of my blogs “Aussie Folly” stated:
Rank for www.orble.com (Aussie Folly): 477 out of 21910
21,910 blog sites gone…
I am fortunate to have had all my writings backed-up offline but it still makes one sad to see the history, the work I have done, simply vanished. I noticed things were going badly once the special domains went offline and I managed to copy the main blog here.
In the end this has made me move to WordPress and learn how to make the best of it. It gave me incentive for the change and developing new blogging skills and knowledge.
If you have been an Orble blogger and knows anything of what have happened please post a comment. Just knowing more about it would help with the feeling of loss not only mine but of all the community members.