If this is something you decide to do, then by all means do it (like we, your adoring fans, could stop you 😉 ), but you know, you could put a post up like ElShaddai did at least telling people why it’s gone – or even just that it’s gone.
It’s a bit disconcerting when you go to a blog and it’s just not there anymore. I will admit that it doesn’t bother me AS much if I can get in touch with you another way to make sure that you are still alive and kicking. But for some of the blogs I read, I don’t comment, I just read. If you are a half-way prolific blogger and then you are just not there, it bothers me. I worry about you. (That was probably why I was so hot when WP dumped Jack Of All Trades not too long ago.) Closure is nice! Put up a “Gone Fishing” sign, please don’t pull a disappearing act!
So, if you’ve got thoughts of leaving the field, taking a vacation, or you are just bored to tears with the thought of having to write one more post, well, just go ahead and write it anyway or I’ll worry.