I’m not really sure what to say, there is a lot to unpack. But I’ll try and keep it simple.
I’ve been running the forums on a subscription based art education website for a few years now. I was originally just a student but the community at the time wasn’t active and I took it upon myself to try and breathe some life into it. I was hired a little while later for my efforts. But I’m just an artist… and everything I’ve really done is based on what I wanted out of this sort of site. There are things that I’ve done and created that work, and these things have helped retain members for a longer period than those who don’t participate, which is great. I guess I don’t know if there is a way to get some of those other members into the community. I don’t even know what is normal or healthy for a community like mine.
I hope to get some insight on my situation I guess.