Ok...where did the points go for everybody? We are missing a piece of AR we all enjoyed seeing! Have you noticed your point tally on Active Rain no longer is publicized? Click on your state and see the changes that AR made. For one, you no longer know how many points you need to step up to the next level or how many the step below you has to go to catch up to you.
Is all this important anyways? In the scope of life, NO, but AR can be a game of sport which encourages blogging. The blogging also creates increased visibility on the internet for consumers to notice us. We also learn from each other by increased blogging. By the point summary going away, we may now all lose a bit. Some of us may blog less.
What do you think?
I do like the "CALLED SHOTS" feature. This feature creates another "game". We each have 5 shots per day to pick a post which we feel will become a featured post. If we are right, we receive a "badge". I just tried this today, so I do not know what a badge does for me, but AR has piqued my curiosity!
Changes are usually good. So, AR creators, I am hanging in here and going with the flow because I see the advantages of being here are many!