Russell Beattie writes that blogging has become too much of a burden and he decided to give himself a break and probably to start later at a new URL:
“For the rest of my readers, thanks for subscribing it’s been great having you there to write for! Now please *unsubscribe* and give my poor server a break. :-)”
“Blog fatigue” seems to be a common phenomenon among veteran bloggers.
The RSS inventor and blog pioneer Dave Winer also wrote that he plans to stop blogging to free up time and become less of a public figure:
“I want some privacy, I want to matter less, so I can retool, and matter more, in different ways.”
Jacob of Family Medicine Notes (started in 1999) also ponders quitting his blog:
“…blogging has matured, and so has medical blogging. Back in 1999 and 2000, there were a handful of medical bloggers (literally!) and we all had a bit of a role in educating each other and the world about what is is that physicians do, think, read, etc. This was – from my view – a primary purpose of medicalblooging: to enhance the transparency of our profession.
But there’s lots of that now. Hundreds (thousands?) of medlical bloggers are posting daily and – frankly – I don’t think the Internet needs me anymore…”
There is no sign that Kevin, M.D. will be stopping any time soon though… 🙂 I am just filling in for him on his blog for a little while.