Today so many of the 'names and faces' of 2007,8,9 and 10 are gone or have simply shifted interest.
Perhaps their practice went deeper, drawing them away from the distractions of online communication.
Perhaps their interest in practice went away, and with it their interest in online communication.
Perhaps politics, family, hobbies, studies, etc., became more pressing.
I know I'm not much help. I took over this blog a few months back (or is it a year already...?) and haven't done much since. My own blog was 'picked up' by patheos.com, which has been great in terms of exposure to a new and broader community, but it has also meant that I have tried to focus there with better writing and fewer travel photos and details of my life.
So I request this: your help.
If you're already a contributor here, try to post more. Try to bring us together. Ask questions. Solicit feedback.
If not - consider becoming a contributor. You can email me (see side panel on the right) and I can add you (you'll need a gmail/blogger account). I'd hope for a post a month from people, but there's plenty of room for extras or time off.
As Buddhism continues to grow and develop in the 21st century, we need more intelligent, thoughtful people willing and able to discuss it and to put in the time needed to write well-crafted blog posts/short articles about it.
This blog still gets several hundred hits per day which speaks very well of the many wonderful people who have contributed over the years. But we need your help, to make sure those hits are worthwhile to all of the people just now searching for and discovering the world of Progressive Buddhism.