I really miss how deviantArt was when I first started 6 years ago. I saw so many people having fun with each other, collaborating, and supporting one another and I felt this site was so busy (in a good way). It was my personal getaway from everything outside the internet. But I feel like something major has happened and I don't know what but almost all of my favorite well known and underground artists and photographers are barely active anymore. Every time I log on I get a sense of dead silence in this community. Even I stopped writing journals and I felt like I didn't know what else to contribute to this site despite not being a premium beta tester anymore. It's strange, now I just log on and check if I have any comments on my photos or new followers to greet. I still try to use this site as an outlet for exposure. But yeah, I miss how this site used to be.
I'm on and off active, right now though it's the summer holidays so very little baking, photography or DA for me. I'm a bit more active when it's term time but with moving house last year, we are doing so much work on our new house as it hasn't really been touched for 20 odd years I haven't got much time for much else.
I wish I were. I'm out of town for 4 months of off site training. I get up at 4AM and get back to my hotel between 8 and 9 PM. Except for every 8th day when I work from 5AM until 10AM the next day. I get 4 days off each month. I wish that I had the time to draw and post, but I barely have time to sleep.
Not as active as I used to be couple years ago. I don't know...most of my friends here became inactive, I miss getting nice and proper critiques on my work. One of my least favourite things on dA now, is seeing the "creative" nudes in front page. Most of them are really just to look "Sexy" and are quite inappropriate knowing there are 13 year olds who can join. Don't get me wrong, there can be very compelling nude art that I adore, but I just dislike the purpose to be pure sex appeal. No concept beyond that. Okay...rant over OTL
No one else is really here. The community feels pretty dead and it looks like most of the respectable artists left and all of the 12 year olds stayed. Plus they've made so many changes that make this place look and feel like facebook or a social media site instead of an art place and it detours from the art and puts more focus on the people and drama instead.
Even though I post fairly regularly now I don't think I've gained a new follower in almost a year or more. I don't even know why I post my art here sometimes, I get more attention on FB or Tumblr (and that's saying something becuase I get less than 10 notes on tumblr half the time). I dunno, I used to be on here every day all day and now I almost dread logging on or uploading something.
Same, I can find a new watch now and then of someone cool but 90% of the time they've stopped uploading I wish it was back to the good ol' days with the clothing shop and the cool items and the fun contests and lots of people hanging around. I guess all good things come to some sort of an end? *sigh*