Hi Lorraine, I really hope you don't mind me commenting like this here, but I have to let you know what your Collections fans have been up to.
Collections are a great feature, and after having authored a few myself, I came to realize they were not that easy to find in a search.
With that in mind, I came up with the idea of creating a Community which would allow members to share their own Collections, and those of others. And to include a whole new approach to moderation too.
We have created categories where the Collections can be added and found easily by our viewers and members. We allow and recommend hashtags be used in the comment box when sharing with us, to make it easier for the Collection to be found when using the communities search box.
I have to admit, it wasn't easy at first to convince members how important it was for a community such as ours. A collection of Collections if you like, but much more.
But, and after explaining the importance and viewer friendliness of our community, we soon started picking up speed. Granted, we are small in numbers compared to a photo sharing community, but we are extremely high in quality Collections, popular well known members, and have only been going just a few weeks.
We are at this time only just over 500 members strong, but we do share over 400 of our members Collections. That is a great ratio in any community books.
We are doing what we can to promote Collections here, and would appreciate any help and advice you can offer. Maybe you could post Collection update information to our community directly, as you get it. Or offer advice to our members and I?
In the meantime, please take a look at our Community, as I am sure you will be impressed.https://plus.google.com/communities/101885389612190759002
Kind regards and best wishes.