I am in a virtual book club with my college alumnae office. One of the attendees is one of of my closest friends: the others are virtual strangers. Our only connection is by email: even though I see these people on Zoom- I would be hard pressed to spot them in a line up…
We don’t know one another
Recently, the coordinator of our book club sent out an email reminder.
Someone responded back: Person X passed away last week. She shared this email with her Husband. Please remove her.
Blogging buddy Tater wrote about a similar incident involving a fellow blogger…
In this virtual world where we know each other by emails and blog names and avatars, how do we pass along info that we’ve passed?
Do you have a death continency plan for your blog? Do you have an obit stashed away in your draft folder?
How about the people that you’re in groups with? Like a book club?
How do people find out about death these days?
I would like to think that my daughter would get onto my blog and post a note or something, but you know, does that work?
Claudette and I have a blogging buddy. She disappeared off the blogsphere about six months ago. We wondered what to do. She wasn’t posting a blog anymore…no instagram…no contact page on her website…
We talked to one another and tried to figure out if she was OK. She had underlying health conditions and worked in an essential worker job…
Was she OK?
Claudette and I emailed one another and had to figure out what was healthy and reasonable behavior for checking on someone you know, but don’t really know…
Do we contact her insta friends that appear to be in real life friends?
Or is that stalking?
What’s the line?
For today’s discussion:
How do we figure out if someone has passed, or if someone is incapacitated?
What are the new rules for this?