"... and while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, you want us on that wall, you need us on that wall," blogs Professor Jacobson dramatically, but I think he really means it.
He's talking about Don Surber's quitting blogging after 7 years: "I am exhausted. It was simply too much work."
Via Instapundit, who says: "I’m still around. But I suppose it’ll get me too, someday. But today is not that day!"
For me, the secret has always been the intrinsic reward. Read "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience."
Jacobson talks of "feeling that your blog is all that stands between the Great Mainstream Media-Nutroots Conspiracy and the abyss can create imagined pressure." That's extrinsic. I'm all about intrinsic. I'm not trying to write anything other than as part of a process of being interested in things. It's just the opposite of entropy.
But Surber writes a lot of columns. I suspect he's simply discovered that he'll write better if he concentrates his writing on columns, which require a different rhythm.