You might think as a blogger that I would lament the decision but, in fact, it's quite the opposite.
He's still writing and being very specific about not only what he is writing but also how it is distributed. That's way better than just blogging for the sake of it.
I'm reminded of my post from March in which I said about newsletters:
"Perhaps, instead of throwing away their words, it's just people finding the right level, controlling and truly owning their personal message."
Any form of writing is a good thing but when it is focused and combined with true passion it can be great!
I wish him well, have signed up, and look forward to seeing where it takes him.