As much as I miss the recent departure of local blogs like Teacher. Wordsmith. Madmen, The Burgh Blog (PittGirl), The Conversation, Pittsburgh Pist-Gazette and others, I really mourn for the loss of The Burgh Report.
When I wanted to read about local Pittsburgh politics it was my first stop, and my second and third . . .
I have no insight as to why they closed shop. I do know that The Burgher had to, at least, take a break and was looking for someone to cover for him/her, but the fact that the archive is now gone and that video final blog post leads one to believe that the anonymity of The Burgher may have been threatened.
But who knows? Not me.
All I know is that it is damn hard to keep up a blog consistently for years -- even a group blog like The Burgh Report.
And, Bram: You are forbidden from closing up shop.
I'm also glad that the Post-Gazette's Early Returns has stepped up their game.
Damn, this sucks.