Or 3 years?
I've been pondering this recently. What makes someone choose to give up at a particular point? Not those who never really get off the ground. But the serious bloggers, the ones who post every day over a number of years? And will it happen to me?
Thoughts sparked by this Goodbye/Hello notice from Joshuink. Joshuaink had been my first port of call during the second half of 2006. I liked his wry sense of humour and witty observations, like the one about Swindon. Or How to impress a client.
And then he began to run out of steam as we progressed towards the end of the year. And now, eventually, after two and a half years, he's given up. Not exactly retired, because he's launching Cookery Blog, which isn't exactly a replacement, but might still offer some amusement.
Of course, we almost lost Russell not so long ago, when he had his crisis of confidence. But, thankfully, he very quickly realised that he had an eager audience that wasn't going to let him go quite that easily.
And another blog I came across a while ago over at Loulou's was Blue Soup. Nothing at all to do with design, but the commuting route she describes is one that I know extremely well. In fact, I've probably sat next to her on the train at some time or other. (As an aside, if you look at Loulou's site, you'll see the London Bloggers logo on the right-hand side. If you've got a bit of time to spare, take a look around - there's strange and interesting stuff buried in those links.) Blue Soup suddenly stopped, although she'd only been going for 5 months or so (although she now seems to be coming back to life again).
So, who's next to go?