What better way to mark the 7th anniversary of The Filter^ than by switching it off?
Over half a million pageviews suggests that we've done something right - since January 2004 we've published well over 2,000 posts and attracted more than 3,000 comments. We've cultivated a core following of intelligent and courteous readers and all of us have enjoyed professional successes on the back of our articles here.
As regular readers will know, for the last couple of years most of the authors have moved on to other things, and since I (Anthony) have decided to take a break from blogging it makes sense to formally and officially mothball The Filter^.
Before we sign off, I want to explain the changes that have been made. The right panel offers new navigation so that you can easily browse our past articles. We've also drawn attention to our various "PROJECTS", which we've taken a great deal of pride in: we've been the media partner of an international choral tour, relaunched the careers of forgotten poets, and even live blogged a revolution. Some of us have published books and gained PhDs based on ideas we courted here.
I'll be working behind the scenes to make it even easier to wade through our past output, but for now, to all our readers - thank you.
Update: if you're curious why I'm taking a break from blogging, here's why.