A record number of requests to be hosted in my home during 2018. As my profile shows I always respond. The number of people not following up after their initial contact - or a second one - is also on the rise.
Often I spend time on giving information like where to go, en route to me.
Local advice could be helpful and useful.
Other Warmshowers members experience the same 'silence', and are increasingly not amused. Plans of touring cyclists may change for whatever reason. If a host-to-be doesnot get a message, he or she might not be in the mood to reply to a next request.
By the way, I cannot host very often. Another reason why only one WS cyclist made it to my guestroom this year.