and when I’m gone
there will be one child born
in a world to carry on
Actually, I have a number of descendants to carry on.
Have you given any thought to what happens with your blog after you die?
Now just because I asked this question does not mean I have a good answer.
I don't believe we can continue to blog after we die. But that would be very cool. Every story would be a ghost story. Maybe you would rather call them angelic messages.
I do know of one blogger that has passed on. I suspect there are probably thousands of dead bloggers. A person's blog might be the least of a heir's problem in today's digital world. How many digital services do you have accounts with?
After looking at the process outlined by Google for accessing a decreased person's gmail account, I'm going to leave a note about my passwords. The problem with documenting passwords is security so I don't consider the post-it note the best way.
Archiving - I currently have over a 1100 posts and know some of the older ones have issues with pictures and links. It's not that simple to save web pages as working web pages. There is the WaybackMachine which is some help. But when I checked they only had a small amount of my old posts.
Laura Nyro (1947-1997) wrote "And When I Die" and sold it to Peter, Paul and Mary for $5000 when she was 17. The more popular version is the cover by Blood Sweat and Tears (reached #2 on the billboard chart).
Since Laura Nyro wrote the song I thought I would include her version.