Soon there will be a minor change under the hood of this site. It's not going away, at least not quite yet. No, I refuse to make it a profitable venture by slapping %$#^& ads all over the place. And there aren't plans to change the look and feel of the site.
Stay tuned. And make sure you keep on commenting on those obscure, hardly-read blogs. And if you're not one of those prolific bloggers, take the time to build an audience by commenting on other's blogs. You can't expect people to follow you if you only hang out on your own page.