I don't know, my dear forum friends. I have a feeling that Joe is gone for good from here, just moved on ( or maybe will do a little Christmas neutral message here or something like that ). He is growing so rapidly as a musician, I am sure his audience has tripled or more even since last year, especially after his Blues of Desperation album. He probably just doesn't have time to keep up with all his social media demands. Think about his life - he is 100 times busier then most of us, especially emotionally and creatively.
He is on vacation right now - and what is he doing? - writing a new album! for us! Don't ask him come back here and post. I am absolutely sure he is always remembering about this place, especially about those fans that go years back with him and know where he started and seen him live many many times. Lets let him know that we love him unconditionally ( and I know we all do )
Ok and now- *reo's logic and practicality mode on* - how many people actually read here - 200 -1000 hard core fans ( for life ). And his inst and FB posts - millions! With everything that is going on in the country and in the world many people are seeking refuge in music and on that path are discovering Joe. Again - his audience is growing exponentially. Where are they gong to go as fans - here? - certainly not. And he is attracting much younger people right now, especially in Europe, and they are on inst, and even that feels ancient to them. ( interesting statistics done: on any SM posts - 10% read, 1% likes, 0.1% comments so so true for anybody)
Writing on this forum requires time and energy. He gives out a lot of it on tour, and he does need time to recharge, spend time with his family, girlfriend, friends.
Think about him, not about yourself. I know you love and respect him enough to do it.