I was recently mentioned in a comment where my DevArt stats (views per day, comments per deviation, etc) were being compared with those of other (in my opinion: better) artists. The question over why mine were higher was being discussed.
Though they never touched on it, I think volume is the key.
Said “better artists” have around 300-800 images in their DA gallery, while I’ve sharted 2,750 or so onto the website.
Throw enough stuff around and something will invariably stick…. Or, at the very least, the stench will be noticed!
Content is king. If you want your work to sustain an audience, you have to keep producing it so they come back. One masterpiece might garner a few “oohs” and “aahs”, but a series of intriguing-though-lesser oddities, and the promise that more are on the way, will keep attention.
That’s not to say you should rattle out nothing but half-hearted bullsh*t (though I will readily admit that there’s a little bit