Andrew Sullivan, awesome blogger, has announced his intention to stop blogging.
[W]hen you write every day for readers for years and years, as I’ve done, there’s not much left to hide. And that’s why, before our annual auto-renewals, I want to let you know I’ve decided to stop blogging in the near future.
Andrew has been blogging for 15 years, which he says is “long enough to do any single job”, and wants to get back to analog life.
…I am saturated in digital life and I want to return to the actual world again…I want to read again, slowly, carefully. I want to absorb a difficult book and walk around in my own thoughts with it for a while. I want to have an idea and let it slowly take shape, rather than be instantly blogged…I want to spend some real time with my parents, while I still have them, with my husband, who is too often a ‘blog-widow’, my sister and brother, my niece and nephews, and rekindle the friendships that I have simply had to let wither because I’m always tied to the blog.
Andrew pioneered the personal blog paywall two years ago, an idea that was attempted by The Feminist Breeder and Marlboro Woman, as well as others. He concluded by saying “Some things are worth cherishing precisely because they are finite. Things cannot go on for ever”, and said “it is so hard to finish this sentence and publish this post”.