Maura Johnston announced today that she’s leaving Idolator, the pop music blog she’s edited for over three years.
“Just wanted to let you know that today is my last day as editor of Idolator. The site will continue on, and I will continue to write about music, but we’ve decided to part ways,” Johnston wrote on the site this afternoon.
Her departure will no doubt come as a shock to readers, who are by now used to seeing Johnston all over the web, from commenting on Perez Hilton in the Guardian to talking about American Idol on NPR; opportunities that—in this writer’s opinion—directly correlate to the time she’s put into editing one of the best music blogs on the web.
Johnston’s goodbye post doesn’t say why she’s leaving. Washington City Paper attempted to extract an explanation via email, but Johnston would only say that she is “really excited to see what happens next… and to get some sleep.”