@nolan It's the difference in how we consume media now I'd bet
There used to be a lot more serendipity in my blog reading: I'd get introduced to a new author and read the backlog of posts that they had. Even more interesting if they had changing opinions over time.
Now, even with my RSS feed, I find that new authors are pretty rare adds and most of my news comes from third party aggregators (HN, Social Media, etc)
It's Community vs Mass Marketing :/