I updated the previous posting; make sure you read my comments on Elaine Fine's most recent posting.
I was surprised to check my RSS reader this morning to see how many blogs that were active around 2004-05 have gone dark. On the other hand, I'm reading at least as many blogs that I added in the last few years, as I added Likely Impossibilities, Where's Runnicles, Entartete Music, Boulezian, Von Heute auf Morgan, All is Yar, a couple of London blogs, and others.
I miss The Standing Room, Dial "M" for Musicology (no, wait, they're blogging again!), and Deceptively Simple, among others, but I have to keep in mind that we all have lives: one blog buddy wrote a book, another composed a concerto, a third has family obligations. Yes, there's an ebb and flow, but it's not all losses.
I want to make one point here for readers who don't read Elaine's posting and my comments: I blog because I like writing about music. I also hoped I might get a little more paying work writing about music (I did). I like the discussions, too, and there's been plenty of ebb and flow there. I don't mind that I am not arm-wrestling with ACD these days (what would be the point?) and that I am not spending much time rolling my eyes at certain other bloggers, either.