• Jun 6th 2008 at 9:01AM
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We're very sad to report that Trollhattan Saab, one of the best automotive blogs on the web and a valuable resource and gathering place for Saab aficionados, is closing its doors after today. The site will remain online as an archive, but there won't be any new posts going forward. Steven Wade, Trollhattan Saab's creator and driving force, explains his decision in a post called "The End", which went up on Wednesday. After reading it, we understand why he has chosen to walk away, but that doesn't make it any less disappointing to the people who visited Trollhattan Saab regularly. Good car sites are hard to come by, and this one will surely be missed. Good luck, Swade.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That's rough. Blogging--at least at his level--is more a labour of love than a real, sustainable job. Actually, it's harder, as you get all the workload of a full-time job and none of the pay, benefits or security.

      Plus, you have to work 24x7 to make it viable. Again, without the pay or security of a nine-to-five income. That's rough.

      Some bloggers, by virtue of talent, luck or sheer bloody-mindedness manage to make it into a viable career. Most don't. swade did, and did it well, but you've got to set your priorities. Good for him for realizing the need for balance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is sad indeed. So sad that it influenced me to start blogging on my own to keep myself busy. I always seem to have things I want to tell the community. Now everyone can choose if they want to read it or not. ;)


      Good luck to Swade. I dont know how he did so much!

      Kaylan Marie
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just curious why my Ā«GravatarĀ» from TS doesn't appear on this site. I was under the impression that a Gravator followed you around from site to site. If not, how can I add it?
      Many thanks
      • 7 Years Ago
      He's the best! Cheers to him!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Today, we were all glad to read on TS an amendment by Swade to his post The End. Titled An end, of sorts, it clearly indicates the man is addicted and will have to post a few, once in a while. Stopping two addictions at once is just too much to ask from one bloke! Cheers mate. Hang in there :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is sad indeed. I hadn't visted in a while, and I actually felt my heart drop a little when I saw "The End."

      Maybe Psharjinian (sorry if I mangled the spelling) should take over. That guy knows his s**t.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Maybe WeblogsAOL could purchase it and run it as a sister site to Autoblog.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that's actually sad news for me.

      There's still some great Saab sites out there, just gotta look for them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks for information but thats a sad news for me.?????

      • 7 Years Ago
      Sad news. Good luck.
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