So, one of my recent pictures received a DD today:Big thanks goes to Ginryuzaki for the suggestion and and TehAngelsCry for the feature. Love you both!
Now for the rant, shall we? Why is it called DDD? It stands for "dead daily deviation".
You might think "pff, of course it's dead for you - you've got 11 already".
Well, that's not the reason. I am happy for each and every one of them
and I am thankful to those who provided them. I am always super-excited
when I get one... ...or I should say I was. Since the new design has been
introduced, the daily deviations have lost almost any point. Back then, I used to
be amazed by all the nice feedback, favs, number of views and exposition it
provided. Each and every DD I recieved was viewed by app. 10-15k times,
faved by around 1200 people, recieved around 100 comments and my
profile page got visited by 1500-2000 visitors on the day it was displayed.
This last daily deviation (yeah I know it's been there for just 12 hours, but you can do the
count) recieved around 160 faves, 1300 views and ..moment of patience.. 2 comments
from which one was a spambot.
Now I checked all the other daily deviations for today - there were only 23, which is
usually a good sign for exposition (I am used to be one of 40) - and it's always
the same story - around 1500 views for today, 80 to 120 faves and a few comments,
those that have more had received those earlier when they got on the main page.
This is by the way the case of my "Frontier Skies" DD for today - it was
displayed on the main page for about 12-14 hours (6h on most popular for the last 8
and the rest was spent in the section for the most popular for the last 24 hours)
and it recieved 5 times more attention on the old design on 5th October.
In short and with the famous words by Angry Joe (not me):
"DA, you done fucked it up!"
No, seriously, do something about the exposition because now the DDs
are pointless. When I visit dA main page, the only thing I can see is what's hot, which
really doesn't excite me because of redtube (you know what I mean) and which
gives exposition for the same images for the last 3-5 days. It's fucking annoying.
At least put those DDs back in the footer, so no-one else has to suffer like we do.
Look, I have recieved quite a lot of attention already. I'll leave to you whether
it's deserved or not but it's one of the main reasons I'm here - exposition.
I don't give a fuck about social networks - I already have a facebook profile.
And I think that many artists feel the same - we are insecure creatures, we'd like
to post the image, reply to comments, get attention/praise/critique and move on.
I know there are people that are more connected with dA headquarters who watch
me and they might listen at least to a bit and might be more reasonable.
Your new system doesn't work.. ..it's fucked... ...got it? Good! End of rant...
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