sourceA post up on A Blog Around the Clock today indicates that Bora Zivkovic, aka coturnix, will be leaving ScienceBlogs.com.
As one might expect, his departure post is an epic blog-tome which offers a great deal of perspective and history of the science blog as media form.
All I can say is Holy Schmoly. If there is one personality that has shaped this place as a network of science blogging it is Bora. Yes, PZ pulls in the traffic. True.
But in terms of connecting and sharing and having actual cross-blog discussions, inside and outside of Scienceblogs.com, Bora is the root, the DNA and the glue. Pick your metaphor, pick your analogy.