In my blog book (still looking for a publisher, note), I tried to address the whole weblog lifecycle, from setup and launch, through the daily routine of writing the blog and occasionally reorganizing it, down to how to end a blog. Yes, stop blogging.
Some blogs die. They are attached to a project that has run its span or their writer loses interest or has to attend to higher priorities. This is not a problem. Not everything is worth continuing. Nothing lasts forever. Death is a part of life, and so on.
Thomas Spencer wrote last month about ending his Thinking It Through blog in Stop the Blog – I Want to Get Off. The Reverse Cowgirl stopped and nuked her hugely popular blog (still No. 2 or 3 in the Salon Blog alltime rankings, I believe). Rogers Cadenhead and a few others maintain the Fucked Weblog site to take note of ended and abandoned blogs.
It’s all compost, baby.