Okay so I've been thinking about something, and I hope that you agree to it. I have quite a fair amount of watchers, and I'm sure you have aswell, but - maybe you experience this also - some of them don't even talk to you. They're just there, hovering on your watchers list, and it's difficult to say whether their active or not. It made me realise that maybe I'm quite a bad watcher too. I talk to some people, I don't to others, which makes me feel guilty. So I think that if you watch someone you should talk to them, comment on their work, fave stuff. You know, like a watcher would normally do. After thinking that I went through my updated friends submissions and commented as much as I can on their new work, just to let them know I'm there. I think that you all should do that too, to make the people you watch feel loved ^_^ I mean, doesn't it make you feel good that you get comments/faves from your watchers? I do xD
Oh and seeing as I have a load of crap in my gallery, I'm putting some of my works into the 'Scraps' section xD
Anyways, school....well, Sixth Form, is getting harder and harder by the second. I hardly have any free time, and that means I don't have much time to draw. Which sucks bum. Big time. Thing is, I enjoy Sixth Form, and think it's really cool. I've made some new friends, reunited with my old ones...so all is good. The teachers are cool too ^_^ I love my lessons, especially design, so I think I'm going to be happy where I am xD
So I shall upload fewer pictures in order to study well, but I will upload some ^_^ I love art, so it won't be abandoned easily xP Mwahahaha.
You're right i do try to comment on some pics but i mostly just fave the ones i like and talk to a few peeps. i'm not a very social person so i sometimes just can't talk to people all the time (unless i know them quite well, like u ) i'll try to be a better watcher 2!
Meh, somedays I dont feel like commenting on anyone lol. Im like the karma chameleon "you come and go, you come and goooooo" yeah.... anyways, you are right tho, but me atleast , I dont feel bad if people dont comment, cause sometimes I dont even log in in several days , so I would understand. But yeah is nice when people do comment.
HanabiiroFeatured By OwnerSep 11, 2009Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, i fairly agreed with the facts u've mentioned above... frankly to say, i considered myself as a bad watcher too... before i started my life as a university's student, assignments piled up and i rarely to keep things update over DA... well, not to mention connection problem too... Ever since my long absence on 2008, and i try to be active again on 2009... unfortunately, most of my watchers [excluded real life friends and best friends that still active], dont give a damn on my recent upload works, not even care to comment as well, when i try to 'catch' their attention by making kiriban, to test whether these ppl are active or not, sadly to say, only ~StarSophi able to do that... i'm quite, well, dissapointed with it... i did wonder what's wrong with my artworks and all, like do they get bored of me? or they're sooooo pretty busy until cant even take a look at my works, but they can do it on others? however, i'm a person that not seeking attention at here lolz... honestly, everyone wants feedback when they upload a work, that will improve their skill... i'm a graphic designer, and train under veteran designers in my university, so i kinda understand the way we need to improve ourselve, and that's by feedback [can be compliment, critique + tips]
I know it really sucks! That happens all the time with me, my first watchers just don't bother to pay attention >.< Maybe 'cause they're not active, or just too busy, but they comment on others which isn't really fair. Even though I might be away from time to time I always look back on journals/pictures that have been uploaded whilst I was away and maybe comment or something, just so they know that I am still looking over them ^_^ Yeah, I totally agree with you ^_^ DA's the only place where I can get advice on improving my art, because I don't do it anymore at school ;____;
It's good to hear that you are making an effort ^_^ I don't mean that you have to comment on every picture, but once or twice is good enough ^_^ For some reason my DA doesn't tell me what some of my friends upload o.O
That happens to me all the time. I used to think it was my attitude or something. Maybe ppl felt intimidated to say something? xD I know they are there, collecting my work, saving it in their drives and whatever, but its always nice to know how they feel about it. Not really the "awesome i love it etc etc" but actually know WHY it is loved, even if its by saying "its my favorite series! the colors make me feel this or that etc etc" thats always good to receive. Or heck tips to get better! that is awesome too. But well I gotten used to it..and since my time has gotten shorter and shorter cause of college i begin to mind it less
i'll try to give you my feedback as much as i can tho =]
I'd like to think i'm a good watcher and try to give compliments and encouragement.But some of the people i watch are very busy,so they don't want people sending them messages all the time. It's hard to balance it out if you don't know them very well. Also , i hate to admit this,but one of my watchers REALLY annoys me and i wish he'd go away. It's flattering to be watched so i don't want to be rude to him.AAaargh,what's a girl to do?
He butts into conversations i'm having with my friends,gets the wrong idea on what we're talking about and ends up saying something stupid. Not only that, but he's patonising,or at least comes across that way,and calls me " my dear " , which i don't like. But he says he likes my art and gives me faves, so i've decided to ignore him,and just have fun.
Your page is looking so cute and Hello Kitty is adorable!
Omigawsh! That dude sounds seriously annoying >.< I sometimes say 'sweetheart' or 'darling' or, mostly 'doll', but I hate the words 'my dear' >.< It makes them sound old xP Well that's good then ^_^ But he should learn to butt out of things xP
I agree about the watcher thing; I try to do that, but I find it hard to do, especially with the people that get nine million comments and faves and stuff anyway...I think the majority of people thinkin like that, though, so they end up getting little commenting I should try to change that...
But also I watch nearly 500 people at the moment, so...gotta work on that BIG time. I don't think all of them are active though.
I feel the same... i try to comment on things and not be a silent watcher but sometimes with the people that have a million comments already and half of them don't even have a reply yet i sort of feel like me saying that something looks good would sort of be just one more thing that would fill their busy schedule
Yeah. Sometimes my watchers thing don't even work o.O Once I visited my old friends page and I thought "WOW! I didn't know she uploaded this..." It sucks >.< But it's good to support them, no matter how many faves and comments they get. It's the thought that counts ^_^
Well it shouldn't matter how many people you watch ^_^ I watch loads too o.O But I try my best anyway
I think I'm going to start doing that. I also acquired the bad habit of deleting their journals because they were usually about commissions and because I get so many...I'm gonna try to stop that one too.
I try not to make watchers feel obliged to comment on my stuff, but I appreciate it when they do ^o^ For instance, I have watchers that have never looked at my art >D; I just have random chats with them >_> It IS weird though ^^' I think it's nice to comment on stuff especially .__. Faving is nice too, every once in a while <33
Teehee! ^_^ Well I am not forcing them to, I just think that it would be nice if they visit from time to time to let me know that they're still active, rather than doing nothing. I mean, watchers are here to support each other, right? ^_^