Joe Duck, in a post about blog ranking systems:
Ironically I think success has really diminished some formerly great blogs. John Battelle is one of the most thoughtful writers on the web but now he’s way too busy with Federated Media to keep Searchblog as lively as it once was.
Thanks for the kind words, Joe. I’ve been reading some of my earlier writing, and it’s true that I don’t have the time I used to to drill down and really think hard out loud. I still do it from time to time – probably about twice a month or so, compared to twice a week back in the day. I really do miss the process of working it out here, and I know over the next year or so, I’ll be back to it. Thanks for keeping me honest.