Wow. Did not expect to see this. I've been busy in the lab recently and writing about all the books I read this year (which I just posted) that I just did not see this when it was posted a week ago. Truly saddened by the prospect of Cake closing down. It was my new home for my writing after Google+ shuttered, and if Cake is no longer an option I'll need to find a new place to write 😥
I did notice a drastic decline in activity this year and I thought countless times about asking/posting about it but just never got around to it. I figured with the pandemic and the US election that people just didn't have the energy, time, or motivation to write about anything else. I myself have been less active this year (I think), but that's down to me just being busier with my PhD.
I hope Cake can figure out a way to stay alive, but if not, it will truly be a big loss.