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Things you should do on DeviantArt

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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Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  New member
I'm new here :) Thanks :love: -
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Ervilyn Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  New member
Thanks Meow :3 ! XD ^_^ This was so really helpful to me  Meow :3Haha ^^
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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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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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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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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 General 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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