Anybody ever heard of this character?
I'm not convinced Kane read the NYT item that inspired his own very closely. It's about people who gave up their blogs after realizing they would not find the fame and fortune they expected. It's also about people who wrote mostly about their personal lives, as opposed to providing, for example, some unique perspective on politics.
It hardly comes as a surprise that the novelty wore off of the former, but the latter are thriving, as far as I can tell.
For example, who covers the State courts better, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, or Terrence Berres. There's no contest.
And does the J-S even have a political columnist? No, but it's got one guy who hyperlinks to the NRO and a handful of local nut-right blogs.
Or perhaps Mr. Kane is unaware of this, which isn't exactly wanting for content on any given day (although the quality varies widely).