I admit that I’ve been behind in my reading. That’s the only reason I can come up with for missing this post by Kathy Sierra: “My Favorite Graphs… and the future.”
In it she writes:
As for the future of this blog, I know I cannot just return to business as usual — whatever absurd reasons have led to this much hatred for me (and for what I write here) will continue, so there is no reason to think the same things wouldn’t happen again… and probably soon. That includes anything that raises (or maintains) my visibility, so I will not be doing speaking engagements–especially at public events. (And of course it’s not just me, it’s anyone with a lot of visibility. Think: Scoble. He can take it, I can’t.)
It is incredibly sad that someone who has influenced and inspired so many people has been driven to doing something so drastic.