Kristen--I checked out your links and I was surprised to see my blog listed
. Thanks! I plan to add some of these, including yours to my list of favorite blogs that I have on mine.
Originally Posted by RiverIsis
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.