Lowell, Josh and company are shutting down Raising Kaine, and good for them. I say that because of why they stopped: they’re done. It can be tough to recognize that you’re doing something just because you’ve been doing it.
Just this past summer, some friends and I agreed to shut down our website on its 10th anniversary, a Dave Matthews Band fan site. It had an excellent run, with millions of visits, over a hundred thousand regular readers, and a vibrant community. But the lot of us running it had long since ceased to be 19-year-old DMB fans. Between Wikipedia, blogs, and official band websites, fan sites just don’t fill a purpose anymore. We were all done a few years ago, but didn’t realize it.
The kids at Raising Kaine say they’re done, and they know best. Like The Police, they went out at the top of their game.