Sometimes, people get bored and move on from WoW. It is perfectly normal (and healthy!) to put RL priorities before a video game.
So, sometimes people take permanent breaks from their blog (ie. resto4life), some people take short breaks and then come back to it (ie. treebarkjacket‘s announcement today).
There are still, however, lots of blogs (like this one) that are new and still kicking. I try my best to post at least once a day, mostly because I enjoy writing about WoW and I can organize my thoughs on things here better than I can on the regular live forums.
Part Time Druid seems to be concerned that somehow WoW blogs are going to die out or no longer be useful. I just don’t see that as being the case. I just think that the community of bloggers (just like the in-game community) is going to change over time. Some people leave, and some people join in their place.
I think I have a more optimistic view because I’m new to this thing, and I still think it’s fun to spend between 30 minutes and 5 hours a day figuring what to post, writing the post, editing it, checking for other people’s posts on the topic to link to, checking for new Blue posts/game changes to analyze, et cetra.
At some point, I’ll probably get bored with putting so much work into my blog, but that’s not today. There are still plenty of really awesome Blogs (such as rolling HOTs) that provides tons of helpful information and still updates on a regular basis.
So, my response to all the angst in the blogging community is this: If you don’t have time to keep up with your blog, it’s fine. RL comes first. However, remember that there will always be bloggers who are blogging about WOW (even if our faces & voices change over time) until Blizzard decides to stop updating the game (and then we’ll probably be blogging for World of Diablocraft or something, lol).
We just have to get used to seeing old blogs shut their doors, and searching for new blogs that provide high quality information to players. My Druid blogroll (on the right) grows bigger all the time, with new blogs I come across that I think are worth reading. Some of them haven’t been updated recently, but it’s final exam time for a lot of students across the US; and things like new content (Ulduar) tend to suck people back into spending more time in the game. So, I figure they’ll come back to posting once thier schedules calm down.
Change happens. I still think there’s a great WoW blogging community, even if people leave to do other things from time to time.