The Globe and Mail points me to this article claiming that October 2006 represented the peak of blogging. Since then, there has been more exit than entry. Soon enough, Josh Marshall and Instapundit will be one with Nineveh and Tyre.
Those of us with a Tory bent will find this comforting. A reactionary's hobbies should not be cutting edge. In an earlier time, such a scruple might have kept the Tory from all kinds of fun. But the contemproary globoculture makes everything a matter of antiquarian interest quickly enough. A generation ago, it would be necessary to affect an interest in Early Music or the Odes of Pindar to be considered a genuine fuddy duddy. Now, it is sufficient to be an expert on The Clash or to care about the merits of the Clinton impeachment.