It’s already been two years since we migrated Blender Artists to Discourse and I accepted the role of running this community.
Looking back at this last year I feel we have again made improvements in the ‘community culture’ - the sometimes dark mood that plagued the ‘old’ Blender Artists has disappeared and most conversations are constructive and supportive now. I think that’s a great compliment for everyone in our community, and especially our team of @moderators, who are doing an exceptional job to keep our boards ‘clean’ at often astonishing speed .
We also launched our official Instagram account about a year ago, and in that time we already reached 43k followers!
Right now we’re working on some new ideas, like a better Jobs marketplace, some category restructuring (reducing the amount of categories and working more with tags) and regular ‘official’ challenges. So I believe our next year will be again !
Talking about numbers, we have again doubled in traffic since last year! The two most important ‘bumps’ were with the 2.8 release in August and I suspect that the quarantine is also leading to more activity. We’re now at close to 200k page views per day:
How has Blender Artists helped you the last year? Please share your stories of how this community solved your Blender problems, how you made friends or got people to notice your work. I’d love to read more about the impact we’re making together. On to the next year!