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Journal Entry: Thu May 24, 2012, 11:49 PM


A big hug to all my sweet friends:hug:

:iconredheart-plz::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconyellowheartplz::icongreenheartplz::iconvioletheartplz:  :iconblueheartplz:

This journal is for every Deviant out there struggling to be known. Here you will find some advice on how to get more exposure on DeviantArt.

I have met so many Deviants who are having a hard time getting feedback on their work, be it favs, comments, getting watchers...  Well  if you follow these next steps, I'm sure things will change.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  How can you get yourself known if you just sign in and sign out and expect people to find you.  BROWSE DEVIANTART :eager:  get out there in any category you like, check people's work, give them a :+fav: a comment, if you like the artist :+devwatch: them. They will come back to your page and most likely to do the same for you.

:iconcuteflowerplz:   If someone gives you a :+devwatch: Please, watch them back. This way you can support everybody who supports you. You will create yourself a support system. Someone came to me and said what if this person's art is not good and I have no will to watch them back. I say for me, I watch everyone who watches me, even the ones their art is not that good, I watch them back I comment on their work, I tell them whats wrong, I try to help them improve and correct what they are doing wrong. If everybody on DeviantArt watches only the good popular artists , this wont be the loving supportive community we all inspire to have.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  Please, be a good watcher, try not to be a lazy watcher, or a careless watcher, or what I call a" ghost watcher", I'm sure so many people have those. Someone who watches you but you never hear from them. DO NOT BE LİKE THAT. A good watcher checks his friends work, give it time, fav it, comment on it. Show your support to your watchers, show them that you care about their work. This way you will have a good relation with your watchers and they will do the same for you. You may even end up being great friends.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  Join Groups. Groups are an amazing opportunity for more exposure, join as many groups as you can, why not, Submit your work to these groups, because every group  has so many watchers, and this way you will get more feedback. If you are afraid of too many Deviations coming from the group, you can unwatch the deviations, Of course you can't possibly view deviations coming from all those groups.
I once found a poem that was s submitted to 163 groups.That's what I can call exposure.  No matter what kind of Art you do, there are groups for that.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  Contests, İf a group or a friend of yours is having a contest, join, submit  your work,  it's always great to participate, meet new people, let them see what you can do, and you never know,  you may also win.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  Be nice :nod: Yes, that's right, and I mean, when someone fav your work, go to their page, say thank you. Always reply to your comments, no matter how much do you get.
If it's your watcher's birthday, go there, say happy birthday. İf you notice that your friend is gone for some time, send them a note, say" Hi , how is all going" .
Offer your help and your advice, and always use a good language please.

:iconcuteflowerplz:  If you are a premium member or not, you can do features :la:, feature your friends or people who need more support. It is always a kind gesture that makes everybody happy, features do great things. You will have new friends, those people you feature get more friends as well , more :+fav: and more :+devwatch:  

Finally :idea:
:iconcuteflowerplz: LLAMAS :la: Do you know that llamas are wesome, and they are totally free :iconllama-plz:  Give your friends llamas and if someone gives you one give it back:love:
Let's say, you answered all your messages and you wonder what to do now on DeviantArt, well, go around and give people llamas :la:. What will happen is, people will wonder, "hmm, who is this sweet deviant who just gave me a llama" they will come to your page, they will give you a llama back and they will wonder again, "hmm, this Deviant is awesome, I will check his gallery"  Isn't that awesome :la:
Believe me, ıt happens excatly as I just said :love:



Finally I just want to say to all my dear Deviants:hug:, don't wonder what you are doing wrong. Take the first step and get yourself out there. You will love it :blowkiss:

Please, if you read this journal, :+fav: it, helps more people read it.

My friends, I hope this will be helpful to all of you. Take care. I love you all :dalove:

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SapphireVision421 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is actually helpful thank you :)
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Happy to hear that :)
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D-Lappa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice tips, thank you. :D (Big Grin) 
And by the way, I would love to get a llama as a gift!
Cheers
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome :)
coming your way :)
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StardustCodon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all so clear, now....Fav fella (Badge) 
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's great :)
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JJJmadness Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for the advice.
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:iconthelovestorygal:
TheLoveStoryGal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for the help :D FAVE AND WATCH (watch me bak even though it takes a long time for me to draw D: )
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anyafennec Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you for the article! I always wondered how the community on dA works when I'm sitting alone in a corner. I don't know what to do about submitting to groups when my art is crap though.
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You can improve, just work on your material, take advice, this would help
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RedBerryBush Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely helpful! Thank you so much!
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hope it helps :)
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myworldbyfar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a little afraid especially since I'm new here, but I would like comments on my work. I would gladly comment too.
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck. Enjoy the experience
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Robotic-Turtle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Kind of afraid of people, though...
I try to comment on things.
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:iconmyworldbyfar:
myworldbyfar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
no worries comments are helful
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A comment is always good :)
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Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I'm new here :) Thanks :love: -
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Ervilyn Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014
Thanks Meow :3 ! XD ^_^ This was so really helpful to me  Meow :3Haha ^^
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's great :)
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amandase Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with most of what you said and being active and nice is really important, but if you watch a lot of people you can't possibly have time to comment on everyone's art. Especially if you're supposed to reply to your own comments AND browse for new artists and comment on their art too. Great advice though :D (Big Grin) 
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah not easy to keep up with everybody, but we try and that is cool too :)
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IAmThatStrange Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Perfect advice!  The one thing you didn't mention is to give it time.  Follow all the advice but things don't change immediately.  But when they do, be prepared you'll be surprised at how fast things can change (and hopefully delighted as I was). 

I do have to kind of disagree with the Llama giving.  Until recently (when I posted a journal on this) I was getting a lot of Llamas from people who fully expected me to give them points (I buy them... I PAY for them) in exchange for a Llama.  But so few of of them, faved my work, I doubt they even looked. 

And to me that isn't the point of awarding someone something.  To me it was more like trying to make Deviantart into a pseudo Facebook.  But that is my opinion.  If people like throwing Llamas and getting points just for the sake of doing it, that's their business.  It's just not why I'm here.  I'm here to do art, to get opinions, criticism and help with that art.  But again that is just me. 
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wolfishgod Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this was really helpful :meow:
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome :)
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Darkstray Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh....I had no idea what llamas meant. Now I feel bad for not giving one back to someone......now I know, at least. Thanks!
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's cool :D 
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Sceletusamor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
hahaha same here 
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JCJOSECALDERON Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
thanks, I will give you a llama hahahahah
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fallingpandas Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really helped, thanks!
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CrazyDeb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! Thanks! :)
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Gamingirlkayla2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
FABULOUS!! i already did most of this herher i'm too niceNod nice though everyone should know this ^^
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light-aqua Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! For the advice
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Lavi-Kaji Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice! It really helps!
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jackom31 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the great advice.  Will take on board
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:iconazurynn:
Azurynn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the advice :)
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Jack-Abbott Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Wow, excellent advice.
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Jlosh77 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, So many things here that I didn't do but should have done. Myself, I am so disappoint... :facepalm:
 
Thanks for putting this up; I tip my hat off to you, good ma'am!
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy you found it useful :)
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claw07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
tanks for the tips i still new to this i've only got this account a few days ago thanks 32 
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy to help :)
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AnotherCatMan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was randomly search things in the Google and this appears :XD:
It's very helpful and now I know want to do in here :D






(I promise to myself that i won't be a ghost watcher anymore :meow: )
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That makes me so happy :)
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NeraNanda Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tips, I'm kind of new and just put my stuff on it. 
But it's good to get some views since my tastes aren't mainstream 
and it's always fun to get to know even minded people.

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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So happy to know that :)
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NeverlandWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the advice :) I'm new here and I want to get out there :)
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So happy you found it helpful :)

Can I ask you how did you find this journal, I'm curious :giggle:
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NeverlandWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I "googled" "How to do stuff on DeviantArt" and I found you. ( I'm new)
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
cool :la: wishing you the best luck :dalove:
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NeverlandWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you,you too :D
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