The accompanying poll (results below) has helped convince me I'm not about to commit the blogging equivalent of Harakiri if I stop daily posts. Three quarters of the poll respondents - and the vast majority of commenter's as well - support, or at least don't object, to a downscaling of the posting schedule. My favored option would be to split the difference between the options presented and aim for four posts a week with more if time or news allow. I'll continue the weekly feature Big Picture which seems to be popular and has a comfortable slot at the weekend. Regular posts will follow the pattern I set while on Holiday (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) with additional posts if I have more time and stuff to write about.
Thanks for all the feedback while I considered this change and I hope you continue to read and enjoy my ramblings and musings.