...in many ways: Forged in Fire has had a BIG influence in interest. Both for viewers, and for aspiring makers. Social media dominates exposure: Instagram (HUGE), Facebook, Youtube, even TikTok. Sales are happening here in Exchange, on IG and FB, and other venues like Etsy. Audio podcasts are all over. Everyone is engaging in conversations. (If you can find the time to tune in, they are informative and entertaining.) Bladeforums C&HK has become a *Worldwide Gallery* of new projects and makers. There is more show than dialog. Maybe some of the new members can comment in here on what's happening to them. Forums (all) are not as vital as they were? It's simply a trend that I am noticing. We only have SO much time. Dialog takes time. Print magazine inclusions for makers STILL have rewarding impact. Infallible. This is where I have found great satisfaction, too. What have I missed? What's YOUR experience? What can you add which will elevate us further? Let's discuss.