Pliable (the blogosphere nom de guerre of Bob Shingleton), publisher of the blog On an Overgrown Path, has announced the closing down of his long-running and informative blog for all too familiar reasons today. We expressed our feelings about this in a comment to that announcement which read:
Saddened to read this, Pliable, but not at all surprised. I've commented several time on S&F about the slow death of the blogosphere due principally to the rise of the likes of Facebook (which I refuse to join) and Twitter (which I did join mostly to link to new entries on S&F) and have toyed with the idea of closing down S&F as well. Instead, I simply post far less there than previously as the blog serves primarily as my personal vehicle for letting off steam as explained in its About entry. Your informed writings on Overgrown Path will be missed by me as well as, I'm certain, by many others.Atque in perpetuum, "On an Overgrown Path", ave atque vale.