I know I'm tired of that
Thank you to all of you who watch me and ACTUALLY watch me (views are a good thing). Bigger thanks still to those who give feedback of some kind. ( counts)
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Edit - Ok, I don't know why I made this. Was half asleep last night when I made it.
Edit - 12/17/2013 - With this stamp increasing in popularity I have updated it to be more streamlined with most stamps, proper dimensions an all that. The original can be found here
Any Deviant artist can simply favorite as much art as they can, but to comment on every upload can be a difficult task— it varies with the number of how many artists they are watching, the time spend to brainstorm, type, and proofread the comment. Some might even pass yours and leave a fave behind, almost like dine and dash. I always believe that they either never has enough time to type on your art, or even at all. Some would do the one-word comment, but that is not genuine. While they forget yours they might move on with the other artists that are watching.
Or maybe some artists see their favorite fan art character on your gallery and notice more of their favorite fan art, so they watch you for more. But you keep on drawing your art like normal, and after uploading a few new pieces you seem to notice that your watchers’ grow less interested. Remember what I mentioned? Sometimes watch you solely for the fan-art you drew (pretentious bastards is what I call them). But I do believe they are not being true to themselves when one watches a gallery.
While they don’t have the time or doesn't please their needs, I try not to care if they are there watching my art anymore.
Remember, never get discouraged if nobody is watching you.
But back when I made this, I was getting a large number of people saying "I'm watching you. Why aren't you watching me?" Its something I can never agree with.
...Is it just me or does your stamp say #hiew at the end?
I watch 85 people and I comment tons.
Seriously, why do they even bother if they're not to actually going to try to keep in contact with you and give you honest feedback about your work?
*adds to stamp collection*
Artists are so happy and thankful that I leave them comments, and I'm like dude but u never do the same haha, sometimes I literally ask these people hey, mind leaving a comment for me sometime lol? I don't like doing that because then it's not genuine, those comments weren't from their own free will but then I think well then y did they watch me? *sigh*
Only about 10 or so people from my entire list of watchers are active. They consistently comment, fav, support me, and just in general provide feedback that I can use to see how I am progressing as a traditional artist
I've done the same with a few people myself, leaving a comment, and they're so grateful, I ask if they wouldn't mind doing the same. They say "sure!" but never do. I don't do that so much anymore. What's the use? What really bugs me is I leave a beautiful long comment, and they DON'T EVEN REPLY BACK! ;w;
With the free premium membership day, I found out of the 100+ watchers I have only about 12 active ones by using that poll. So I guess we're in the same boat aye? XD Would you like to do a watch each other? I'll at least be more active than those "fake" watchers of yours XD And I love to leave comments as well!
I'm so glad I'm not the only person to have noticed this disgusting trend...
Thanks for mentioning this, in your journal entry.