Chitchat about Polls
I do find this tool pretty useful to know a little more about my watchers
So get prepared to see some of them pop out on your notification page !
Simple and anecdotical question for this week.. It came to my mind because I'm totally the kind who forget to eat when making art, or at least who don't want to stop just for eating when I'm alone at home.
And I start being used to hear a "Don't forget to eat, right ?" from my mate when she phones me, like she did yesterday.
People around me don't really get why I'm so uninterested per such a basic need when I'm behind my computer. This "You're a Geeeeek !" (rolling eyes) cliché, right. But we all have our priorities and it's so hard for me to focus on a daily basis, once I find concentration, I don't want to loose it.
So I'm just curious if that's the case for anyone else out there, and I'm ready to buy a "FREAK" sign if not, héhé
About using the Watch List in a better way
Linked to my journal about interactions on dA, that you can read here, I noticed another "problem" concerning my way of using dA. And this time it's about the watch list.
I'm watching tons of people whose art inspire me greatly. And that's, in itself, the so-called problem. It's only about art.
I'm watching so many great artists and groups that I like for different reasons, that the things posted by meaningful people just get lost in the tsunami of notifications. And with the limited time I have online, I simply don't have the envy to search for it. Really.
Fact is, I'm actually using dA's watching system as I should use a site like Pinterest. Like a gallery of great things, of art I should save somewhere in case it might inspire me later, when in reality, there is few chance I'll check it later as I'm most enclined to look for inspiration through the search tool or Google when I start a work.
Obviously, I didn't get in touch with all those people I'm (not-really) following, and a good part of them being well-known artists, contact is pretty limited.
Anyway, that's just some food for mind, in case you already felt lost yourself in front of your 10000-notifications page.
Are you watching the right people ? Those who are helping you to grow in one way or another ?
As always, I'm all hear (eyes in fact) when it comes to your advices and thoughts, so feel free to comment.
What's coming next
A cool yet simple concept for a journal I've seen here and there, which might enlarge your community circle a bit, coming this week end. Stay tuned !
I'm off for now because it took me times to write this entry and I need to eat something, you see...