One of the UK's most widely-read bloggers, Iain Dale, announced this morning that he will 'stop blogging'. This is a big moment for 'the blogosphere' as a number of commentators are putting it. What I find interesting is the real announcement and the real motivations, according to Iain.
Iain says that he doesn't have time to do four to five blog posts each day. Well, who can argue with that! But he says that he will continue to post some content to a schedule that suits him better.
That sounds perfect to me. And it's a pattern I'm seeing more broadly as people diversify not only their online interests but their related real-worls To quote a passage near the bottom of Iain's announcement:
"In the new year I'll be launching a new website which will replace this blog and my current personal site. It's been in the 'building' stage for some time, but should be ready to go during January."
So long Iain, you did a great service to all. Here's looking forward to the new site.