I'm old enough to be resistant to Facebook, tweeting, and texting. I like a social environment, and this forum has been a great place for me to ask questions and share information. I don't have a local guild to clay with, and this place is as close as I can get to being with people who like to do what I do, so I try to check in here at least 4 or 5 times a week.
I've been thinking about why it is that some people stick around and others tend to fade away; perhaps some who no longer visit here have found a hometown guild where they can share, some have moved up in expertise to the point where they have the company of artists who have also become "masters", and maybe some have gotten to the level where making their art is all time consuming. Whatever the reason, I'm glad to have a place where I can ask a question when I have one, and generally feel connected to others who clay.