How To: Revive an Abandoned Blog (In Other Words – We’re Back!)

Step 1: Check your surroundings.

Is there any immediate danger (of schedule conflicts, inevitable procrastination, laziness ahead)? Look both ways before making a revival attempt. You’re no good to your incapacitated blog if you’re an absolute wreck yourself.

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Step 2: Check for a pulse.

Hello? Is anyone still here? Dare we ask: anyone miss us?

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Step 3: Fuck it. Go ahead and revamp anyways.

No comeback is complete without a groovy makeover. The old layout feels stale, so let’s resuscitate with a new theme STAT. New banner, new logo. Look snazzy and new and productive on the outside – and still be same old nasty, lackadaisical you on the inside. But at least you look cool.

fabulous james team rocket gif | the lonely tribalist | moose and michelle

Step 4: Sarcasm and self-deprecation.


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Step 5: Bring in the smelling salts – and explain.

Greetings, everyone! 

Holy mackerel, it has been over 3 months since we lasted posted here on The Lonely Tribalist. We stopped abruptly and without any explanation and for that – to whomever regularly visited us – we are terribly sorry. In the short of it, life took over, sucked out our inspiration to write and socialize in favor of academic busywork and paying wretched bills. Our lack of sense of direction led us into a bramble from which we have been working through these past few months.

And here we are – not quite all the way through the foliage, but securely in sight of the open meadow just ahead. Much has happened, fellow lonely tribalists, and we are looking forward to all that will be happening here on the blog. We’re going through a re-design and are working on a more organized posting structure. No more daily blog posts. Our new schedule:

Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays

In trying to post daily in the past, we were losing a grip on why we wanted to start this blog in the first place. Sure, we wanted to tickle your brain and make you smile here and there, but our efforts began to feel rather empty. So no more going through the motions. We aim to motivate and inspire, commiserate, and fraternize with the likes of you awesome citizens of the world. 

We missed you. And in the coming weeks, we will be rolling out new content, including explanations of what we’ve been up to during our impromptu spring hibernation (which involved failing classes, dropping out of an internship, and some polyamory drama).

So welcome back to The Lonely Tribalist, my motherfuckin’ lovelies. We are open for community-building yet again!

Cheers, The Lonely Tribalist Signature transparent | moose and michelle


17 Replies to “How To: Revive an Abandoned Blog (In Other Words – We’re Back!)”

  1. Loved this post. I especially appreciated it as i am preparing to get back to mine after an unfortunate 6-month absence.
    I’m starting by catching up on my Reader — as you might guess from my belated Like of your post!
    Stay snarky! 🙂


  2. Woot woot! Welcome back! Your blog posts always make me smile or grin and I’m glad more will be coming. Just starting academic work again so I understand the stress completely. Looking forward to your future posts. Stay well.

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  3. Holy cannoli, you’re back! I kept checking on your blog and be like “Maybe their new post drowned in the may other blogs’…?” But no new post. Academic busywork can really be annoying but you’re helpless to it.
    Anyway welcome back, Moose and Michelle! This was a really great comeback post.

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  4. Stumbled upon you just now, what a good laugh. Looking forward to your posts and seeing what else you have in store. I just revived my blog last month too and did exactly what you said about a new theme and everything, though I’m still a little on the slow game when it comes to posting and content because of my schedule and moods… Oh well~ welcome back 🙂

    Kristy ww

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Restarting a blog is tough, especially keeping up the motivation to keep writing when inspiration feels low. But what’s most important is if we feel good about whatever it is that we’re doing! Thanks again, and I’ll be sure to check out your blog, as well 😀

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