No, I haven't quit chess. On the contrary: I've made the game my profession! I'm now a full-time player and coach working towards my GM (Grandmaster) title.
I've decided to do all of my blogging over at chess.com. Feel free to follow the highs and lows of my chess career here: http://www.chess.com/members/view/Fins0905
If you've come here in search of coaching, please contact me via my Chess.com coaching profile: http://www.chess.com/coach/im-john-bartholomew