I feel you sister, but all it takes is hard work I usually go here ---> <--- to get featured~! but you need points for that
Faves, fave all of the things you leik there and comment, commenting can let other viewers know you thar if they got interested at you pfft Joining groups are one of the things too, You'll be more known all over dar XD of course posting art n' stuff shouldn't be lost in the process, I usually post up an art thingy weekly because I'm damn slow I have friends who open up 'Ask-accounts' which links to their main account, but aare you sure with all those stress,? XDD
hoped I helped or something X3 of course you must've already known this...
I'm the type of person that likes to be really personal with people, develop a few lasting friendships rather than a lot of passive ones. It's bad for business and, well, generally anything social you're trying to get "more" of rather than "Better quality" of.
Don't get me wrong extroverts unlike myself who acquire more friendships can have good quality friendships, it all depends on what you two or 3 or 400 call "relationship is in good standing".
for example a bug can have a good standing relationship with an entire hive, and only interact through scent trails because that's what bugs do. People come in different types, some prefer proverbial "Scent trails", or remain in contact through small talk and large social gatherings (like when an ant finds a crumb lol), and some like a simbiosis of sorts, only people that they can have deep philosophical conversations with (like two trees growing next to each other).
So if you approach day to day life, not just on forums but in general, knowing that there's two types of "good" relationships you'll stop really caring about how many people you have and start caring about what quality relationships you've built. Unless of course you find yourself with too few friends and a LOT of free time, then you should look at yourself. Don't automatically assume everyone who comes off as an asshole is coming off that way because they are an asshole, a lot of times it you.
So rather than asking "how can I get more watchers/followers/likes/pageviews/karma" which is incredibly vague, and is asked everywhere on the internet a lot you should be instead asking "who around here is awesome that I can get along with?"
you don't ask that in a forum setting like this, no. You go to groups which are rife with people of like mind, you can post to people's pages whom you admire, don't be afraid if they've been a deviant for 9 years and have a million page views just do it because they're human too, and just generally comment/fave/participate a lot.
NUMBER ONE thing about anything internet or life is "it's not a race", unless it's about money, then you just need to focus on who's got the most klout. otherwise just have fun and be creative, do what you do and have fun.
FYI two weeks isn't really a long time, I didn't acquire watchers overnight, but it's really not that important.
KhirateFeatured By OwnerDec 5, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Uhh, personally watchers aren't very important to me, as in numbers. It makes me very happy whenever someone watches me because they like my art, but actually most of my watchers are friends. ^.^ Just get to know people, leave comments, look at all kinds of art, and just relax about it. If you want people to see your art, you can submit it in groups or try going to the thumbnail forum, where you can basically advertise your art, and also ask for tips to improve.
Popularity and watchers aren't important. What is important is enjoying what you do. Just thought I'd mention that, lots of people draw stuff to become popular and in the end aren't happy because they're drawing what others want to see or expect of them, not what they really want to draw.
If you want to attract more visitors to your page, be active in the community and interact with other artists and leave feedback and constructive critique on their works, post in groups and the thumbshare forum, join contests, and ultimately keep drawing and improving the things that make YOU happy
- Post nudes (can be drawings or photography). - Post fetish shit. Bondage/BDSM, inflation, breasts, and ass are very popular. - Draw tons and tons of fanart. But it has to be popular shit like Bleach, Kingdom Hearts yaoi, Pokemon, Naruto, or Black Butler. - Make your style the most kawaiiest, cutesy, shiny anime-style you can possibly find. - Put every picture into about 39582309589582958209590 groups. - Upload like, 5+ pictures a day even if they are complete crap. - Comment on EVERYTHING, like, "kawaii owo;;" and get your name out there.
But really, do one of the first three consistently and you'll get guaranteed watchers in no time.
I've done numbers 1. and 2., with a dash of 3. and 4. -sometimes in combination-, and it's only had spotty effects at best. I think you have to do ALL the things on this list to really get out there, no half-assing it .
Hrm, maybe the specific fetish and fandom have a lot to do with it. Or getting it in the right group/s.
Also, I don't upload that often, and what I do upload is in lots of different styles. So I'm probably just disappointing everyone
(I've also noticed that sometimes, slapping a 'mature' tag on a piece can work AGAINST its popularity instead of for it, and sometimes it's just better to make the work suggestive without needing the tag.)
Hmmm... Deviant is to showcase art and it's authors, people who have talent or have good technique; it's not a popularity contest, at least as far as I've seen. Do what you like to do and enjoy it rather than doing what you think you should do to get more people to look at you. I've learned that artists that do what they think they should do waste their time and get nowhere as opposed to do what they like to do. You might not get LOADS of fans on your first weeks, but what does that mean? If you like what you do and are grateful when you get a fave that's all that should matter. I dunno why is it so important now a days to be seen by everyone. Unless you're gonna turn professional and sell your art (and frankly what you do isn't) then why even care?
Be nice and active I earned most of my watchers by commenting on other people's work and by featuring my work in at least 15 groups. And you're here only for 2 weeks, be patient. From my 120 watchers, 50 of them watches me from the beginning of last month. I'm here for 5 months if you're wondering, and I got my first watcher after 3 weeks of being here.
and other point donators are also a way to go! The fastest one, actually, but with no honor But who the hell cares