This might be a bit of a depressing journal. But what is going on with Deviantart. I wonder myself what I am still doing here, I try so hard to engage everyone but I am not getting anything back. I have 7k watchers and hardly any of those 7k watchers notice my art. It actually makes me feel sad, I still have a couple of people around who comment on my art our check it out. But not as many as it was before, still I get watchers every day? I do not understand how this works and makes me want to leave DeviantArt and replace it with instagram.
I fought a long time against that feeling of " leaving " Deviantart. Since DeviantArt is THE website which got me excited and motivated me to go on with art, it helped with a big depression I had and I made so many great friends and I got to know AMAZING people! I have improved so much thanks to all the great people here. It just makes me feel so sad... I promised myself to never leave DeviantArt, but this website makes it really hard :/
I also notice this with the Daily Deviations. In the past, when someone received a DD he/she got like 2 to 3k views(or more) on it and tons of comments. Nowadays you may be happy if your DD gets 1k views and some comments... I almost feel like, getting a DD isn't that special anymore.
UGH I am so sorry for this journal but I have to get this from my heart. I love Deviantart, I always felt like home and supported by my watchers, but they are mostly all gone. 7,505 watchers
is my current number... Well where are you all? Maybe 10-20 see my art? How.
Secondly, I am not upset with any of my watchers who are just way too busy with life, this isn't something personal. I am busy myself, but still check this website daily. I just feel like this is something due to the website... But I don't know what. And I am scared that it will only get worse.
If people actually are interested in my art, but are leaving DeviantArt behind, feel free to follow me on instagram, on which I show more WIP's etc + I always love to check out other artists! LINK; Instagram
Sorry for this journal, I just had to get it out.
Take care! Everyone who is still here
//Might delete this journal later and make a real update of May//