yes I agree, ive actually closed my account in 2016 after around 10 years of activity, but then reopened a week ago. For now dA is okay for sharing work, on facebook it seems people are kind of hesitant to even 'like' something, let alone comment or share. here it seems a bit more active. The key I think is to develop a community of likeminded people, and have a microcosm inside a pool of shit hehe, because there are some really talented people out here, but too independent minded and not really feeling the need to connect with others. in that sense, more serious artwork suffers in exposure to the public because the artists not the most social. while weaker 'art' triumphs because those, or some of those artists are more social.
I guess ive learned not to pay much attention to views, and im not shelling anymore $ on facebook adverstising, its a scam, people seem to respond more to cat videos than things ive put in hours and hours of work, working at 4:30am in the morning on some occasions before heading to work. Its quality over quantity for me at this point
btw, slightly related. I think you will enjoy this podcast, recently discovered it. soundcloud.com/darkartsociety