I love to communicate with and make new friends online who have the same interests I do. Offering free inserts came with a set of expectations on my part as I assumed (there's that word) those who downloaded my free inserts would communicate with me - their favorites, their dislikes, their needs, their setups, how they were using the inserts, etc. That was rarely the case and it discouraged me - expectations will do that to you! I've been guilty myself of downloading a free insert and not even saying thanks.
So, I decided to shut it all down and start over. I will no longer feel driven to create tons of random freebies, hoping they might appeal to someone. Instead, I will make the inserts I like and use, and sometimes I will share them. I still have all of the old inserts and will, from time to time revamp them and share them again.
I would still like to hear from you, so if you have suggestions, ideas or comments, please feel free to share!