A reader writes:
I would like to add my voice to what I suspect is a very large crowd, urging you to do whatever it takes, for as long as you can, to keep sharing your voice with us. If you need to never write another word on the weekends, so be it. If you need to work from 10:00 to 4:00 pm and never live-blog at night, go for it. Just don’t be silent. I dig all over the internet for decent, good faith analysis of current events, culture and miscellaneous “stuff” of interest. No one does what you do, and if your blog were to go away, it would be an incalculable loss. There are a host of good writers, and I love them all, but your brand of grit and passion and abilities to assimilate information are unique. For good or ill, reading your take every day on the events of the world helps me keep things straight in my mind.
Because the page jumps usually didn't have much more material on them, I assumed that the jumps were used to gauge reader-interest in particular topics. Without the jumps you really don't know what people are reading (though I suppose the volume of email would give you a hint).
I assume the page-jump within this post was a joke. I chuckled, anyway.