A big hug to all my sweet friends
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.
How can you get yourself known if you just sign in and sign out and expect people to find you. BROWSE DEVIANTART get out there in any category you like, check people's work, give them a a comment, if you like the artist them. They will come back to your page and most likely to do the same for you.
If someone gives you a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Be nice 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.
If you are a premium member or not, you can do features , 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 and more
LLAMAS Do you know that llamas are wesome, and they are totally free Give your friends llamas and if someone gives you one give it back
Let's say, you answered all your messages and you wonder what to do now on DeviantArt, well, go around and give people llamas . 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
Believe me, ıt happens excatly as I just said
Finally I just want to say to all my dear Deviants, don't wonder what you are doing wrong. Take the first step and get yourself out there. You will love it
Please, if you read this journal, it, helps more people read it.
My friends, I hope this will be helpful to all of you. Take care. I love you all