John Jones, one of my favorite bloggers (a great writer), fresh from his apparent spat with N.L. over the whole Elitist Press thing (which I found more humorous than harmful, though if you’re directly involved, I can see how you’d get emotionally wrapped up in it), has taken down his blog.
I take this as rather sudden, so I don’t know what precipitated it. Just last night John was calling me about something related to his blog — sounded like it was an ongoing concern last night, but a minute ago I got an e-mail from him that alerted me that something was up.
Even before I opened his blog, I suspected John was hinting that he wasn’t blogging any longer — I told him in reply: Don’t stop. If you want a career as a writer, a blog these days is essential.
I’ve stopped blogging a couple of times. Both times it was a mistake. You can say breaks are good, and while they might refresh and help you re-envision your blog, traffic never recovers to its former state.