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:iconhorrorkitten337:
HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've noticed that certain things on DA get more attention than others. Most of these things are very specific to certain niche audiences. And then there are people like me, who create art that doesn't quite fall into that category and go largely unnoticed. I work hard on my stories, yet I rarely get a comment. I get the occasional favorite, which is appreciated, I appreciate any and all feedback I get on my stories. I would just like to get more feedback, I like to know how people react to and feel about my work. It annoys me when I bust my ass and post multiple chapters a night and get little to no recognition, when someone who takes a tit picture and calls it a Self Portrait gets a thousand comments. Is that what you have to do to get noticed here? If so, that's kinda sad. Anyway, that is an entirely different issue. Back to my point. I want to be recognized and taken seriously as a writer. But what the hell do you have to do to achieve that on here?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
Good ways:
Post fan art.
Make your page a rainbow seizure, sometimes works.
Say "you're going to give away 1000 points but you must be watching me."I've seen someone get 1100 watchers from that.
Should be more about the art, not numbers.
sigh.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Popularity is actually more about how social you are and how much you make people actually see your work than how good you are. Both are often required to become, and remain, really popular.
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Lankss Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
join groups
give feedback
watch people
make more art
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Watch other people, they will watch back.

Also you can get a "mature content" story up in the front page that will make people read your works more. This is how it is. Majority is teenagers here.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How much feedback do you give? If you want feedback so badly, you could join the group called Project Comment or Feedback Frenzy. You can find quite a few groups regarding feedback. Best of luck!
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do the best I can with feedback, I'm not on as often as I'd like. I'll check out those groups though, thanks!
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)
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mapper3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Become a fetish writer. Then everyone will love you.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Have you ever asked for feedback on your writing in the designated Literature Critique Thread, made a Thumbshare thread for comment swaps on lit (or posted in existing Thumbshares offering critique or asking for lit), joined a writing group, made friends with other writers?

The literature community is smaller than the art community, but it is very active, and it is actually very easy to get feedback. I've found it much easier to make friends with writers on DA than with visual artists. The writers I know love to swap critiques and read each others work and share advice.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It's harder for people to make time to read stuff. I think around 12 people read the first part of my story (this is higher than I expected). Oddly, I still want to write a huge story because writing is so interesting. :confused:
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HassanAlKhajul Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This kind of dips into the debate of whether art is for the creator or the audience.
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I should start a tally for each time someone blames lack of tits for their lack of success.

Art is about demographics. What you create and how you create it breeds interest to a specific audience. It doesn't matter how hard you work on it, because if nobody finds it appealing you won't see any return on your ego investment.

You've got a million sonic lovers on this site, art with sonic has a goood chance of being successful. Need I continue?
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Unfortunately, literature isn't the biggest thing on dA. Also, not everyone is a reader, so sometimes they just see the story and are like "Well, that looks long. I think I'll do something else instead."
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MisterKhact Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
As many people told you, deviantART main focus is not literature. You can post your work on websites more literature oriented.
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Royal-Demon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Literature is not the main focus of this site. It has more to do with visual art. You should comment, comment, comment, join Literature groups, comment, comment, etc to get more in contact with the community. There is a whole forum just for Literature, go and post there.

Now excuse me while I leave my old drawing here:

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:iconhorrorkitten337:
HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lovely drawing.
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
dA probably isn't the best place to post stories, since dA uses thumbnails and literature isn't very attention-grabbing, unless you use a cover picture. I would use a site like FictionPress, since you would get more views (one of my multi-chapter stories has over 400) and more helpful feedback.

As for getting more recognition on this site, join loads of groups depending on the genre you write, and that should get you some more views. Also, try writing a fanfiction occasionally. They will usually get you a lot of hits, without you having to take tit pics. :D
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plumcider Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I've been coming here for over 10 years, and always, this thread.

I know it can suck, but it's YOUR responsibility to find your audience, not your audience's responsibility to find you. For you, being a writer, I would take this site as supplemental. It's not set up in the best way for writers to be found. You're better off focusing on other forums for that. I would advise hunting down a few good targeted critique groups. Start with a small reader-base and build from there. :)
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SanguineLaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Writers always get less recognition than other artists on here. It's how it's always been and it's how it always will be. Unless you write shit tier fanfiction, then you're golden! :la:
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
As everyone else has said, to get noticed here, you need to get really active. Get involved in the forums, leave good feedback on other people's work and offer them help. I have seen people that never submit anything and they get well over 100,000 pageviews just by getting active by just commenting alone. dA is really for visual arts and for showcasing to be honest. =B

I wish you luck though. <3
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome. <3
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KaeLikesCheesecake Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
go to *dAhub and look into his journals on how to get featured
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Here's what I read in this topic:

"Blah blah blah ME... largely unnoticed.. blah blah I work hard...blah blah I rarely get a comment... blah blah I get the occasional favorite... blah blah feedback I get... blah blah I would just like to get more... blah blah how do people react to and feel about my work... it annoys ME when I bust my ass... blah blah tit... blah blah I want... to be recognized...

This entire drivel you wrote is all about ONE person. Did you notice? "I want", "I get", so go get fucked by your boyfriend. What are you willing to GIVE more of?
Maybe if more of you girls were less focussed on what you want and what you think you should get, the website would be better and popularity would be spread around. All I see is a completely self-obsessed, self-centered egotistical person who thinks everything should be given to them and is giving jack shit back to the community.
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh look, misogynist drivel...
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What the fuck? I give back to the community. I comment on other people's work quite frequently, I share my opinions and suggestions, and give feedback. Also, I don't HAVE to write. By writing and sharing my work, I am GIVING.

And yes, my post is about one person, because it is MY complaint! Sounds like you need to remove the stick from your ass and try again.
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Xcetera Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
To become known on DA for lit, you need to be incredibly active in the lit community. That means talking in forums, reading and critiquing others work, participating or running in community lit events. Start watching the current community volunteers for lit and keep up with current events. Join groups. Etc.

And, above all, don't write with the goal of receiving attention. Write because you love to do it, and stop worrying about popularity.
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angelishi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DeviantART is mainly a visual art site, you should go find a smaller community that's solely dedicated to writing.

Furthermore, even when you do that, popularity will still be hard compared to visual arts, because a visual artist can always spice up their piece with - let's be honest - shiny stuff. People are attracted to shiny crap, interesting colors, etc. this makes it easier for visual arts to be noticed even when the level of skill is low. There's also shock factors, and the fact that it's not necessary for a person to fully absorb nor comprehend the piece in order to visually like it (and fave/comment) whereas in writing you've to read the piece and understand their meaning, and if the pieces are stories with chapters, then you are required to read more than one before you can understand it and even begin to like it.
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mikepav Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
tit pictures for your lit thumbnails should do the trick.
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Luvs my art plx.

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:iconhorrorkitten337:
HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are very nice, I especially like the first one.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not the first writer to become frustrated with a lack of attention on DA.

The problem is, most people who come to DA aren't interested in looking at writing, period. I know literature is technically considered an art form. But, when people want to read someone, they're more likely to go to the library, or a fanfic website. People who come to DA are usually looking at visual art.

If you want more feedback, I'd suggest looking for some websites that are more literature-focused, in addition to DA.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know as an artist, I'm allergic to books. I won't give any literature a read unless someone I trust recommends it to me. Probably not the best thing to say but there's no use sugar coating it.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I'm big on art AND literature. But, I just don't think of literature when I think of DA. It's like....I'm sure New York has some nice parks where you can see nature's beauty. But I wouldn't visit New York specifically to see nature, I'd go there for the downtown areas and the pizza. If I stumble across good writing on DA I'll read it, but it's not what I'm here for.
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Cynicrylle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I read the opening of some random lit piece of yours and it was good. You are definitely serious (and probably better than me) but people pay more attention on what they seem to like. If it's professional done, it won't matter if they don't like/need it anyway. Or something like that. I think literature isn't really the main attraction here on dA. I don't get much views but I wouldn't blame those who are better. I don't tell people to watch or fave because if they truly like it, I won't have to remind them. "I create for myself, not others. I look to impress no one. It's my own personal form of expression. If you don't like it, I'll gladly show you the door." yeah, that's right. It's on your own deviantID. If I look at you with this saying alone, I'd think you would be the type of person who just likes doing stuff. Not to be recognized. Popularity doesn't equal quality, okay? ;) BTW, you're a good writer. :love: Don't be mad, okay? :aww:
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not mad. :)
I understand what you're saying, I just get frustrated at times. I do enjoy writing, I just occasionally like feedback and it's so rare here on DA.
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Cynicrylle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yay, you're not mad. :D If you are truly serious about writing, you could try other sites. DeviantART is pretty popular too if you've noticed. There are lots of writing-based sites that I've come across and joined. But I won't say those sites since that'll be advertising. ^^
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Eh, this site has always been more catered to visual arts... and well, if there's a boob, then the people will flock to it :lol: Just try to be active on the site; post in the thumbshare forum, hit up the chats, and just comment more. The squeaky wheel gets the grease :nod:
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:iconcrimeroyale:
CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
You want comments and feedback? Post some furry porn with that story.
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:iconhorrorkitten337:
HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even better, gay furry porn! I'll be famous! :XD:
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:iconcrimeroyale:
CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
Did I mention commissions too? How would you like to get like, a bazillion commissions a week? Just throw some of that gay furry porn in there!
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'll put those tips to use. :)
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome :D
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Svataben Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you just need to work on getting a bit better.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with that, but if it has to compete with stuff like for attention, it'll lose.

Also, this is you:
38 Deviations
159 Comments
1,603 Pageviews
0 Scraps
22 Watchers
0 Critiques
492 Forum Posts
25 Favourites

This is me:
19 Deviations
1,150 Comments
7,426 Pageviews
1 Scrap
39 Watchers
1 Critique
10,997 Forum Posts
104 Favourites

You haven't been here for very long, and you're not known to very many people. Get out there in the community.

Also also: FAQ #56: How can I get noticed on this site?
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:iconhorrorkitten337:
HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The drawings were for fun and not meant to be taken seriously. My writing is what I want to get noticed.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Da doesn't LIKE writing, its not usually very attention grabbing, go to that namino month thing.. fuck knows how you spell it :P
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nanowrimo?
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup
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HorrorKitten337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard of that place, I'll have to try it. Is it an active community?
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