I joined way back in 2004 because a friend pointed me this way.
I didn't use the site at all until about 2007. I've been using it somewhat consistently since.
I was part of a small community in #animeartists
for a while on dAmn chat until my interests shifted focus a little toward Pokemon.
Today I post bits of art here and there whenever time allows. I just ordered my first print from the store recently!