No, the blog is not dead.
Instead, its main contributor, The Inquisitive Loon, has been viciously ambushed by that which we call "Real Life".
*the audience shudders with awe*
That's right. "Real Life". A mixture of factors made it so that the Loon has been knocked out of writing commission for some time (and will be for a tad longer). Among the host clamoring at his door are: the Four Horsemen of Fatigue, Unhealthy Snacks, Females, and Obsessive Compulsive Reading; the grim specter of Grad School Applications; the angry behemoth that is Homework; and the impregnable monstrosity that is Work.
Altogether, these colossi of demanding-the-poor-Loon's-time have zapped him into crazy mode. Gone are his ambitions to participate in NaNoWriMo. The mere thought of plopping down a 50,000 word novel in a month on TOP of all his other obligations is suicide. And the blog has suffered in the process as well.
But never fear. The Inquisitive Loon will never perish. He will rise up from the morass like a phoenix and write again. "Real Life" will be defeated, one way or another. And then the blog will be vibrant with life once more.