Originally Posted by Cyndi_Ray
I don't mind so much the member companies. I haven't crafted in so long, it's nice to know what all the new products are.
What I'm noticing, and maybe it's just me, is that the forums seem to be very slow. Not in technology slow, but it seems that before I stopped scrapbooking several years ago that most days posts and replies were back to back to back. That doesn't seem the case anymore. I feel like such an addict since every 5 minutes I'm picking up whatevers closest that has wi-fi or 3g and a browser to check and see if anyone posted after me... only to be disappointed that they hadn't! Hopefully it's not just me... less than a week back into the hobby and I already feel like I need an AA group for it.
I think you are witnessing that the hobby has levelled off.
Also, people are more tech savvy than they were when SCS began so they use the search bar and search engines to find answers to their questions.
Lastly, there are people (even "big names") leaving it for pastures new. A lot of people were into the more, more, more scene and burned out. What I find now is that I have time to look at what people are doing more closely. It could be useful to have google reader etc. And just follow some blogs.
Just one more thing - if you are looking for blogs to follow there are plenty of links in signature lines, I have a page dedicated to blog links on my blog, I know GinaK has some great artists on her forum with lovely blogs. There is loads more out there but that is about what I have time for. HTH.