UPDATE 6/14/17: Michael E. Mann just can’t stand this, see below.
I feel like many of you are family, you’ve been with me and this endeavor so long. I started in November of 2006, and I’m approaching my 11th year. In all that time, WUWT has been providing a daily service to readers with original research, commentary, and humor where appropriate.
It’s been a great ride. But, to be honest, I’m facing burnout... I want to keep contributing, but I need a break to do it. I think I deserve one. Steve McIntyre ofClimateAuditonce told me in a face to face conversation that“You and I both have done the work of ten men. I think we’ve given them a good run”(he was referring to the “Hockey Team et al”). Steve has essentially retired [from] blogging, because he has other pursuits. He feels like he’s done his fair share. I’d say his contribution was monumental.
I still have more stories to tell, I still have more research to do, I still have more to contribute.
One of the great things about WUWT is that we’ve had so many guest authors. This keeps it fresh. But I still have to administer it all. I do it from my phone, my laptop, and my home and office PC. I’ve never really been out of touch from it