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TheAfricanQueen 04-11-2016 07:06 AM

Where have they all gone?
 
Back before Tim Holtz, the Big Shot and the WeRMemory Keepers envelope punch board, it seems as though the attendance here on RSC was mammoth compared with more recent times. Is the fallout from burnouts that truly dramatic? Or has life just gotten in the way? :confusion:

It's not my intention to diminish what we have here. Lord only knows what I've gone through myself! I just miss those who no longer seem to chum around with us i.e., Inkkyjo, Sassystamptress, Rubbermadness, SpideyCindy and many others too numerous to mention.

Guess I'm just venting my consternation. Did our numbers really used to be in the high three hundreds? Has stamping really diminished that much?

fab 04-11-2016 12:54 PM

No, I just think there are more blogs, Pinterest, Etsy and others vying for attention.

Renee 04-11-2016 02:20 PM

Personally, I prefer the closeness I feel here on RSC. I'm with you, AQ, and am also a tad sad, and am missing many of the others who were here when I was just beginning to stamp. I learned SO much from all of you!

fab 04-11-2016 04:15 PM

I have noticed that it is affecting some stamp companies too. Many lines have been bought by larger companies and the smaller ones are disappearing. I see it at the occasional stamp shows I get to visit.

TheAfricanQueen 04-11-2016 06:36 PM

Renee, I can so relate. My husband used to be a gamer some years ago. It was hard on him when members decided to go their separate ways. I suppose that's the way of some bonds. It certainly doesn't make it any easier.:cry:

fab 04-11-2016 07:33 PM

As my mom aged and most of her friends passed on she said, you get new younger friends. So I guess we will have to look for more stamping friends in other venues.

TheAfricanQueen 04-11-2016 08:22 PM

I've never met such friendly folk on other venues as I have here. It hasn't been for a lack of trying either. The RSC ambience is most unique.

Renee 04-11-2016 08:30 PM

Roberta, you are SO RIGHT! I truly feel that you gals are my friends, and wish we could easily meet up somewhere for lunch. Right before we head off to a stamp store, of course!

TheAfricanQueen 04-11-2016 09:18 PM

Wouldn't that be a hoot! Think of the fun we'd have!

Susanlhl 04-11-2016 10:18 PM

I have found that happening to many 'static' sites, AQ. I think things like Facebook, Pintrest, Youtube, Vine, Periscope and Instagram have taken their share of attention and they are far more visual social media outlets.


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