Every time I upload something to my dA gallery it’s with the hope that it will go viral. It never does. I mean, a handful of my stuff has, but that’s a handful out of the probably hundreds of things I’ve uploaded. After awhile it depresses me. There are some people for whom 800 “Favorites” is an every day occurrence. How jealous am I?
I’m not sure why more of my stuff doesn’t go viral (because I am a teeny bit popular and teeny bit fancrushed by people). It could be because frankly it’s just not special enough. After all, I’m “competing” against millions of other artists, some of whom do work that is amazing, brilliant, genius, breathtaking, and other superlatives I could put here… Then again, I’ve seen cliched, boring shit go viral. dA remains a mystery to me.
Before anyone says I shouldn’t do it for the accolades, well, yeah. I shouldn’t. And I mostly don’t. But it sure is nice when the accolades come.