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Moment of thruth: how many of you are actively watching me? Over the last year i was very disappointed to see how few people actually interract with me in any way *cries in a corner* :( 

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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love 
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, I check my devwatch like once a month because with finishing my degree and work I don't have time to keep up with social media (as much as I'd love to). I even upload just one or two artworks per month to my own gallery, which is pitiful number. But I understand what you're talking about. I have 4400+ watchers and when I take the time to check who's faving my newest upload, about less than 10% are my watchers, the rest are random people who found me on front page. I have few "regulars" and I admire them greatly because I'm such a hard person to get in contact with.
It may be that most people you used to interact grew up, went to college/work or have kids now and don't have time for DA anymore?
Also, I think that regular (but not too regular) uploads keep people engaged. If an account looks dead, people often stop caring. But that's not your case because you post journals quite often. So I dunno what's going on. I've been talking about this with my friend who was gushing about my number of watchers and I told him that it's a big number of dead souls. I've noticed that even Princess-of-shadows who has almost 30 thousand watchers gets barely 100 faves on her newest artworks (but then again she left and came back to DA many times so maybe people just got fed up with her antics).
Maybe art today is more about consumption than actually connecting with other artists - people come to DA to find pretty pictures, fav and run and they socialize on Facebook. Might as well be that Facebook destroyed DA as community.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I said this in another comment:
"I felt sad because yesterday i took a random look at how many watchers i have and wow, at 2774 i would expect more people would interact with me, be it a llama, a fave, a comment or a note (from time to time, not on a daily basis, i'm not absurd). But there's only a handful of regulars and there are also other deviants who pop in from time to time but all in all probably only 100 people actually watch me :( (Sad) Or let's be positive and say 200, but that's it. There's a big gap between 200 and 2774 Waaaah! I wonder if there's anything i could do to spark up their interest and if there is, please let me know Hug"
Problem is, two years ago, i had double the activity i receive now. I also thought about what you said and it makes sense, but, you know, it's still discouraging.
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it is discouraging. I'm trying to figure out how to engage my audience a bit more. Each medium is unique, so I'm not sure whether, for example, a "youtuber" strategy is viable on DA as well. It seems to me that youtubers engage their audience by sharing a lot about themselves and their life - their personality is as much attractive as the content they create. So maybe that can be a way how to get people more involved in, make them feel like they know you - if they know and care about you, they'll care about your art as well. At leas that seems to be the way it works on youtube, I really don't know if this can work around here as well.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It might work as well, but here the key is to be active and upload regularly, engage in community projects, comment, fave etc so you can get yourself known and other will want to visit your profile. You can share your work on the forum forum.deviantart.com/premium/t…   forum.deviantart.com/showcase/… :heart:
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:icondewladdentree:
DewLaddenTree Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I've kind of just left dA for the most part because I don't really get any exposure here when I post something. Even if I work for hours on something and post it wherever I can think of, almost no one comments, faves, watches, critiques. So it's kind of useless to be here. :T Kinda just sticking to Instagram and Facebook where people actually see my artwork.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It becomes harder by the day to get noticed in this huge community. There are so few people that can help promote others comparing to how many actually need help :(
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:icondewladdentree:
DewLaddenTree Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, Astralseed has this amazing project going on in which she features underestimated artists, perhaps you should contact her to include you in one her features? I'm sure it will help!
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
:wave:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
  5 seconds hug by Bad-Blood
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconstaredanceplz:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconnemox7:
NemoX7 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
:huggle: We might not know one another well, but hey! :wave: I'm here. Give or take when I can be bothered talking. :3
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconmrs-freestar-bul:
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'm here for you dear :hug: I wish I met you long time ago :blowkiss:
Most of my watchers and my old friends are gone or not active so I feel ya :petting:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it's pretty sad to think about it :(
But i'm glad i met you :hug:
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:hug::rose:
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:iconsecret-ninja-super-m:
SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
I'm terrible at commenting as much as I should, but I'm here, too. :hug:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:icondieffi:
Dieffi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
rainbow heart 2 square by Dieffi
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't talk, much.  But I'm here.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconxtendedversion:
XtendedVersion Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
I'm probably a silent watcher.~
Just keep up the good work.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, i appreciate every watcher, silent or not :hug:
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:iconxtendedversion:
XtendedVersion Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
you re welcome =)
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wave:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:icongeorge-b-art:
George-B-Art Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
i try always to interact with you because you're a great deviant :glomp: :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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George-B-Art Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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SCInsainty Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It depends what's going on in real life at the time. The last few days I've had more time to look at your work but for a few months haven't had time to do much beyond looking at my feed and favoriting some stuff here and there.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You count as active to me! :hug:
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:icongafantonina:
gafAntonina Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Yay I'm the first :dummy:
Just kidding, I know you might be a bit sad right now. I just wanted to say that yes, I'm your active watcher and really love what you post here and therefore commenting on it :hug:
UPD: Jeez, I didn't notice that *cries in a corner* part. Don't be sad, it's true that community is evolving much here, but you still remain a bright star of dA and so many people notice and appreciate it :tighthug: I'm sure there will be even more of them very shortly :aww:
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