Very interesting to read Allah Is In the House's rationale for throwing in the towel. He ran out of material. We understand. Once the election was over, we pretty much lost interest in a lot of the stuff out there too. Turned inward. He's saying we're nothing without MSM material (can't remember where we read it). We beg to differ. As our mother always said, look to the animals.
Will try to find the source and link here. But hey. Stop whining and get back to work, we say. So much for women are the ones who always give up blogging midstream.
Update: There IS a God, and his name is Allah. Check out our comments section, where the Exalted One explicates his mysterious ways (we are in awe):
I said that blogs right now are almost wholly parasitic on MSM, which is certainly true. We read, we respond. That's the standard M.O., although there are notable exceptions. (See LGF's and INDC Journal's work during the Rathergate thing, for instance.)
In any case, Gerard Vanderleun says blogs will eventually evolve from a reactive to active medium and I think he's right about that.
Here's the link -- at American Digest -- we had read earlier but couldn't locate, "Building the Perfect Beast: What Is to Be Done in the Blogosphere."