Loved reading this thread! In a forum it is easy to equate 'popular' with 'posting lots' or 'very active'. It doesn't mean anything. Those who I would say are really popular are those we all respect most, like Hissy, ValanB, LDG, RosieMac, Sharky, Eileen - not to forget our very own Anne and Ryan, as well as all members of the ModSquad. Thank you to all of them for making TCS what it is.
For myself, I have not been posting so much this summer, as I have been so busy and also a bit depressed about some things that I didn't feel like posting. But things are better now, and I have begun to visit more often again. It is great to hear from some others who have been a bit the same.