It has been a while since I posted a journal that was not simply an update about commissions. But this is one i feel I need to write, as it addresses my lack of activity here on Deviantart.
At the beginning of this year, I signed up for an account over at Tumblr. The sumbission process there is quick and easy, streamlined in stark contrast to Deviantart's disastrously messy pile of categories, repeat categories, and nonsensical organization. The process of appreciating an image there is also quite easy: click on the heart. Comments don't come as often and that's a shame, but its' great that people can show appreciation for and share my content with great ease. I love tumblr and I'm not going to stop using it.
In the process of getting a Tumblr blog, I sort of abandoned Deviantart. Between the general volume of comments and favorites that I couldn't respond to and the fact that I had found something much easier to use, I decided to focus less energy here, which in hindsight was sort of a silly idea. Easy, fast, and simple is the name of the game at Tumblr but it leaves very little room for critique or the detailed sharing of thoughts and interests. In some ways, the experience is dehumanized. I actually really miss the comprehensive comments and message system of Deviantart.
And in some ways, I miss the community. For all of the bitching the internet does about this place, for all of the criticism of how "amateur" it is, I genuinely feel I had amassed a group of dedicated, smart fans and I'm not convinced that all of them have jumped ship. The sad part is, a lot has happened to me this year and I think many of you missed it.
Did you know I have a webcomic that has been running for about 6 months and is 30 pages in? Did you know I've moved twice? Did you know I'm on Twitter, too? Some of you probably still haven't even figured out that I'm gay. Recently, I got a boyfriend. And roommates. It's a lot of those large and little things that sort of went unnoticed.
I would like to dedicate more effort to Deviantart. I can't promise
that I'll do it, but I can try. As much good as tumblr as been, I still technically have a larger audience over here and I'd like to cater to you guys, too.
In order to encourage me to use Deviantart, I've decided to start anew...sort of. I have deleted all
messages in my message box. That includes comments, replies, favorites, new watchers, new images, journals, polls, etc. I no longer have an enormous block of content I feel obligated to wade through, and that takes a huge load off of my shoulders. So maybe I can do this after all.
Okay, so here's everything you need to find me elsewhere in case you're interested:
Of most importance, my webcomic: supergayadventures.com/
My under-utilized blogger blog: drew-green.blogspot.com/
I'm open for commissions, too: freakshow6.deviantart.com/jour…
Alright folks, here we go. Let's hope this works out!