Back in early January, I announced an intention not to blog this summer. I heard from a lot of unhappy and/or concerned readers about this! This response from a philosopher elsewhere--whom I've never met (that I can recall), though I have admired her work for a long time, so it was especially nice to hear from her--is representative:
I just wanted to write a quick note, since I know (from your remarks this morning on your blog) that you are reassessing things. I wanted to say how valuable and positive your blog has been for me personally. It's the only one I've ever read (literally, the only one i have bookmarked and the only one i can remember actually logging onto, aside from a few physics things, for special reasons). I know you hear from lots of folks, but I'll miss it if you don't post regularly. There's lots of folks like me, I expect.
Others were unhappy at the prospect that the only audible "voices" in the philosophy blogosphere would be that of the New Infantilists, the politeness police, the thought police, etc. In any case, I've decided on a somewhat revised summer plan: I will plan on posting some material on Mondays and Fridays during the summer, perhaps more often when warranted. I may also invite some guest-bloggers to contribute. Summer advertising rates will be, accordingly, cut in half: top spots will be $350, 2nd from the top $300, and 3rd from the top $250 per month.
Thanks to all who wrote to me and to all who read!