We wish all the best to Alastair Creelman, an oft-quoted pundit in these pages, as he steps back from day-to-day involvement in the field. He's right when he says "blogging can be quite a solitary activity". This is true even for well-known bloggers, and it's pretty easy to feel we're casting our words into the void. I share many of the concerns Creelman expresses in this post and I think it's important to say to the people who raise them, "I hear you. Your words have impact."