As the effective runner of the blog, I can, perhaps better than many, address this issue. The blog was always a challenge, you need people to write content that is interesting and relevant. You need editors to proof and correct entries. Getting quality participants with the time and motivation to do these things proved difficult over time.
Part of the blame lies with me, I was finishing university while working 30 hours a week and vice chairing and program chairing the local student chapters of IEEE and ACM respectively. Being elected moderator did not help things in terms of my workload.
Without Dynamic, this endeavor would have been impossible, if I was the brains, he was the heart. Unfortunately, he also ran into school commitments that proved intractable.
We could have been more organized in our approach and more aggressive in our recruitment of personnel but in the end, everyone was a volunteer and it was always an uphill battle to maintain momentum. A more topdown approach might have benefited us but I felt that allowing people to pick individual topics was fairer. I could have written far more content I did but I did not want the blog to be "World Engineer opines about stuff".
The platform, as Enderland alluded, is not terribly good. It's basically stock WordPress with all the issues inherent there. Visibility was never the best and I'm both amazed and grateful that we did well as we did. An article every two weeks for a year is no small thing when community sourced. My special thanks to Morons for providing so much content even as things fell apart and to MichaelT and others for expressing continued interest.
Lastly, I do not consider the blog dead, only deeply comatose. Same thing perhaps but some part of me refuses to admit true defeat.