I haven't been writing much because I am busy with a lot of summer activities - lawn bowling, supporting hubby's baseball, redecorating, gardening, etc. Summer is a busy time for a lot of people, and there are also summer vacations.
Also, I have signed up quite a few new IBers, but none of them have actually written anything.
For the contests, anyone who writes is automatically entered. I think the lack of responsiveness is really hurting the site.
I'm waiting for IB 4.0 and to see the web metrics with the update before I do more than looking at the forums... Have some articles but it's just not worth the effort (and I am crazy busy with other stuff). But I am sure there are more like me, and with the advent of IB 4.0 we'll all come back from hiding :D