Life and death happen, often unexpectedly.
Give your passwords, logins, networks to someone else and give them instructions on what you want them to do.
– Who will tell your readers that you have died?
– Should it be maintained? By whom?
– Sold? To whom? How?
– Allowed to expire?
– When should the announcement be written and posted? Who should do it?
– Consider writing your (blog’s) obituary – what do you hope you have accomplished?
– Consult a lawyer about what steps need to be taken to transfer ownership of accounts – domain hosting isn’t free, and the hosting company likely won’t take your spouse’s or friend’s word that you really, really wanted them to take over.
– Develop a system for systematically syncing passwords, addresses, etc to a central, shared location that your significant other and/or trusted friend can access. Put what you want done in writing. Make sure that person understand what they will be doing – how to login/post.
As morbid as this sounds, it’s nothing compared to the conversations my wife and I have had about our respective wills (done) or our life insurance guy’s recommendation that we get life insurance for our kids (nope). Ultimately, it’s just a blog, but I really wouldn’t want four years of my life to be thrown away.
Now, off to develop a blog succession plan for myself …