6 weeks after conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan announced that he was resting the Daily Dish, blog burnout appears to be spreading with an announcement from Microsoft uber-blogger Robert Scoble that he is giving up his well regarded link blog due to family considerations. The decision by Scoble has also seen other high profile bloggers pondering the time blogging is taking up each day with Neville Hobson writing: “[blogging] takes up a lot of time! If you run a blog as a labour of love, you will face a crunch sooner or later as you try and juggle your love with the others things you do, professionally and personally, that enable you to earn your crust and actually have a life.”
There is little doubt that as more blogs enter the blogosphere and the long tail becomes even longer that the fight for relevance and market will see more top bloggers suffer burnout as corporate blogging continues to have the upper hand over what has previously been the domain of amateurs and hobbyists.
(via Steve Rubel)