This makes me think of the old line about fading actors or writers when death brings them renewed attention: “Good career move.” My post about leaving Seed’s Scienceblogs and the conflict between blogging and more serious work got picked up and pondered by Andrew Sullivan at his Atlantic blogging home, as well as some other blogspots. Apparently this strikes a chord — dissonant, and apparently in a minor key. It also shot my page-hits up to near-record highs; the only time I got more hits was when I wrote about sex. We won’t explore here the possible links between writing about sex and getting written about by Andrew Sullivan ….
I should note that Sullivan got one thing wrong, when he wrote that I was leaving the medium altogether; as my post said, I’m merely cutting back and changing venue. But Sullivan’s post is interesting for his own thoughts on the difficulty of both blogging and book writing, which he says (and I agree) conflict not only in time demands but in mindset.