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January 18, 2013


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No watchers :(

plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I am sick of this place. No one understands my work enough to even watch me. Some people have hundreds of watchers and I haven't even got one.

Is there something wrong with my work or should I just give it more time?

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leafyloo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be patient. If you really want to get watchers why not submit your stuff to groups?
miletich2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can't just expect to get watchers right away. You gotta pour more effort into your work to get the attention you're asking for and not bitch about it.
Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lankss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
youve only been here for a week
fashtag Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This dude is obviously a troll.
Epulson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're obviously a talented one. I like you already. I could give you a watch, but I'm too impatient to even take a look on +Watch button, on your profile page. Sorry, I need to get going. Cheers!
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Lol, you just joined this week. Troll. :stare:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Whether you're a real troll or an internet-naive person, I'll give you some attention which is possibly TL;DR to you. Don't worry, I'll know if you TL;DR-ed by your reply, if you do.

You can't expect watchers to look at your profile the moment you make an account. You must make yourself known, make a reputation and frankly, a complaint thread such as this is giving me the impression you are impatient, full of yourself and someone who doesn't really want to work hard for something he wants (I've seen your gallery). Is that the kind of reputation you want? Maybe you're even 13 but that's speculation already. When I first came to dA, I didn't wade in the forums much and after 2 years, I saw there was a forum for the purpose of welcoming new deviants. Have you swung by that place yet? Maybe you should so people will know you exist and welcome you appropriately. Maybe some people will even be your watchers.

The one thing I see wrong with your 'works,' if you call them that, is because it's not referencing international popculture (or at least the popculture that is known by about 90% of dA users). Attempt to dabble in popular fandoms because that's an easy way to get the attention of a certain audience. If making 9gag/4chan reference posters is your thing, use more known fandoms and characters.

You should definitely give it more time. If you don't upload any more works, you should learn to wait until you die. Why, you might ask? "I don't understand" you might say. Well, tell me, do you like watching a statue for so many years, waiting and hoping to see it move but you know it won't? That's what I mean. You have to be active. Watchers watch other people because they wait on new works by these people. Upload more of your works, share thumbnails in the thumbshare forums, ask people for critique, join contests, hold contests, etc. BE ACTIVE. That will get you watchers.

I promise, if you hold a raffle for 100 points or something like that, and have a requirement that people should watch you, you'll have about 10-15 watchers within 24 hours.

Do more stuff here, make yourself known. If you're still impatient in the next 5 minutes after attempting to read this, deactivate your dA account, make a 9gag/4chan/tumblr account and wallow in your temporary fame there.
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I am not here for fame. I seek artistic recognition. I think my works are unique.
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm sorry for sounding abrasive. It got me mildly annoyed that you're a new member and are sick of not having enough watchers.

I should've realized that I was like that once. After a while, I realized that I shouldn't my breath about it (meaning to say, when I started not to expect watchers and just focused on improving my work because I thought that I would get noticed if I improve myself more or upload more of my stuff). When I finally did get watchers, I knew they were legitimately watching me for my work and not because I was popular (and 1/4 of them are people I know and have interacted with IRL so, haha that helps too).

Remember: Watchers have the option of calling you their friend too. So be the friend you'd like to have. :shamrock:
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