From Holden:

I think it was last week that I heard about Steve (No More Mister Nice Blog) hanging up the electric pen. Then today I get e-mails from both John (Seeing the Forrest) and Scooter (Scooter’s Freakin’ Wicked Weblog) and I thought:

Hey, all the blogs with cooler names than “First Draft” are shutting down.

Then I remembered World O’ Crap, Sisyphus Shrugged, and Spocko’s Brain and said, “Nah.” But I’ll still miss these three guys. skippy has a pretty good take on why some bloggers quit.