@collis I would kindly ask you to address some concerns I have.
In light of recent announcements made by you and your team members, more and more authors are concerned about your goals and the way you treat us, authors. I will not speak in front of all them, I will raise my own concerns here, but I doubt I am alone in this.
The thing is, I’ve been here for 6 full years now, and all this time I see one constant: you as a company try to expand more and more; but in the process you simply ignore your foundations: authors and marketplaces.
In recent weeks/months, we are witnesses of you investing a lot of energy and resources into organizing all sorts of competitions, expanding to other countries, adding new ways to take money from authors (ie. support system for TF authors), even involving into socio-political activities (and creating a whole separate team just for that!). In the meantime marketplaces still suffer from limitations of your “ancient” technology. I can only speak from the VideoHive perspective, as I don’t use other marketplaces that much, but I can tell you that competition is light-years away in sense of easiness of use, both for browsing (buyers) and adding new content (authors). Just one of (too) many examples: buyers still have to navigate stock footage by title and small 80x80 pixels thumbnail!
Without writing too much, here is the summary of my concerns: are you going to press PAUSE on your expansion any time soon and first start patching all those holes you left in the process, or should we continue to watch the Envato bubble expand more and more until it bursts? :’(
Thank you in advance for your time.