Technically I suppose it's been on hiatus for a while now, in the sense that regular updates have not been forthcoming since, um, 2009ish? But I wanted to put up an "official" announcement in case anyone coming across this page was expecting it to be current.
Sometimes I encounter people (through work, etc.) who've been introduced to me on the basis of my having this blog, and I've gotten to the point of feeling a little weird about that, given the paucity of recently-posted new content.
All that said, I'm keeping the existenceiswonderful.com domain and at some point I may come back and re-establish something resembling an actual presence here. It'll just likely be different from what it looked like in the past, with a lot more in the way of hands-on DIY project descriptions and less in the way of "here is my opinion on X! All 5,000 words of it!". I'm liking the appearance of my template for now so I don't plan on changing that unless blogger forces me to, but I also really need to deal with the mess that is my sidebar linkage, and make sure new cool stuff-I-actually-read gets added while dead links are removed, etc.
So...in closing, thanks to everyone who has read and commented here over the years. It's been a very interesting journey and I really do feel like part of me has "grown up on the internet". I'm glad to have gotten to know the few of you who've kept in touch in other ways as a result of finding and reading my writing here, and I certainly plan on continuing to post on my cat blog and elsewhere as it strikes my fancy. With any luck at some point I'll figure out what I can possibly do with EIW on a regular basis again, but I can't predict when that'll be.
PS: I've gone and turned off the "allow anonymous comments" option for this blog as I've been getting endless cascades of repetitive, unrelenting spam flowing in lately on a ton of old posts. If I come back and start posting regularly again I'll re-enable anon comments for accessibility reasons, but while the blog is "inactive" I don't see the point of letting it turn into open season for spambot parties around here.