Lisa, the blogger at clusterfook.com, recently died of ovarian cancer. She blogged about the disease and dying of it. Rest n peace Lisa.
Her blog was important to her so she decided that she would hand it over to her friend, Secondhand Carl.
She made arrangements. Gave him access to the admin. Now he runs the blog and is posting obituaries and news about Lisa’s death. This kind of informal arrangement seems easiest and most personal. No need for lawyers or wills. Just a person’s wishes being carried out. Nice.
Likely it has happened before, but this is the first time I’ve seen a personal blog handed over to a trusted friend for safekeeping. I do very much like how this is handled. And I like also that Karl has figured out a way for her online friends (scattered far and wide across the blogsphere) to help Lisa’s family in a very direct, real life way. That is something I wondered…how can virtual friends come together in some type of memorial service? or at least pay respects, or help the family? actually, at a basic level, how can your virtual friends even be informed?
The Bloggess http://www.thebloggess.com also recently inherited the READERSHIP of a blogging friend who died.