Okie-dokie, then, proper status!
The other day, June 22nd, was my 10 year anniversary on DeviantART. I've been actively using the site the whole time, not taking a few years off (though I'd of course never grudge anyone for that), and as such it's been a pretty big part of my life during this time.
This site has helped me improve as an artist, both as a creator and as an appreciator. The tutorials and just works of other artists have taught me so much more than I would have learned trying to go it alone, and while I feel like I should be farther along by now, I certainly recognize that I've made some major progress. Not only for art, either: I've made some fantastic friends on this site that I've been talking to for the better part of a decade now, and they've also helped me mature as a person. I was 14 when I started, which meant I had a lot of growing up to do - and still do.
As for the more technical aspects, over the past ten years I've accumulated roughly 45 500 pageviews (12 per day, though for the past year it's been closer to 30/day), 272 watchers (73 of which are from this year alone - and I appreciate every single one of you! <3), 860 llamas, and thousands of favourites that I use as inspiration and reference - all of them pieces of art I likely never would have seen without the site.
So thank you, everyone, for hanging around no matter how long you've been with me on this journey, whether you started watching last month or ten full years ago. I sincerely hope that the site is around for another 10 years so I can see how much more we improve together.
(And that is the most sentiment I'll be able to produce for the next three months.)