And it’s my own fault. But part of it was a sense of mourning. Many of the bloggers I started out with are no longer blogging. Remy was the first to go after the birth of his child. Then Katie’s blog went dark. Chris the Book Swede suffered a death in his family and never really came back. Mulluane got tired of dialup connection with no possibility of getting anything better. But Aidan is still out there, and Robert, and John, and people who started blogging before me, like Ken and Theresa and Angela and Pat. And there are some new superstars, like Thea and Ana, and Heather, who show us all how it should be done.

To everyone, I can only say, it’s not you. I don’t even follow my own web stats anymore.

But when I read Robert’s wonderful news, I realized that I’ve missed that sense of community. And so I can only say, I’m sorry. I need to figure out ways to make better use of my time. I have Google Reader, but I follow way too many blogs, and I’m constantly falling behind. Any suggestions for a better news reader? I often look at blogs using my ipod touch these days, but I’m using Google Reader there as well, which might be part of the problem.

Do you run a blog? I have a Google Group around book blogging that I started way back in the old days, and which doesn’t get a lot of activity anymore. I could attempt to revive that. Maybe we can get a blog circle thing going.

Blogging is my social network of choice. I tweet a little, but not much. I let Twitter feed most of my Facebook posts. And I don’t keep up with my GoodReads account. I’m a blogger at heart. Advice is appreciated.