I still try to comment on as much art as Favorited but it gets hard thinking of what to say sometimes other than "that's cute" or picking out something you love about the art work and telling the artist that they did a great job.
so yeah still do heaps Just not as much as a couple of years ago.
On polls it shows up down the bottom of the comments. Don't know why DA does it that way XD Kinda annoying. so if you want spitfires to see your comment you have to reply to her, or scroll to the bottom.
I really admire that about you, you leave so many comments and it seems really draining, but you do it anyway and I appreciate it so much! And I'm sure other people do, too! Yea... My comments are pretty basic and unimaginative lately. And I feel bad, but I don't have the energy to leave good comments - but I also don't want to not comment, you feel? I know how demotivatinga complete lack of feedback is, and any comments are better than none, in my opinion (unless they're spam or something, of course).
I don't leave comments very often. I know it is very nice and I love reading comments but I just don't have enough time. I love seeing and faving deviations, and I do try to leave a comment sometimes, but I watch over a thousand people. There are days where I'm just way too busy and I get too many things on my inbox to just check everything... I end up deleting polls, and overlooking journals, and I never read statuses.
That makes sense! I try to go through my watchlist every now and then and clear out inactive accounts or people I never interact with, but it's rough. Time doesn't help, either. I skim statuses most of the time, there are just too many of them and they rarely really interest me.
I did unwatch a lot of inactive people sometime ago (I used to watch over 2,500 people) but there's still a lot of people haha statuses always spam my inbox so I get too lazy to check them. Right now I have over 200, until I decided to just delete them all.
I dunno why but replying to people sucks out any energy I have. I usually reserve my thoughts for friends I talk to directly, and if they post art it's like... I already said something because I always see it beforehand. I'd be repeating myself for things they already know. So it's even harder at that point!
Okay, that's a mood. I feel you! It's actually a reason why I'm hesitant to share WIPs beforehand sometimes, because I really like getting comments on the final piece But also, I want validation sometimes or to ask for advice... Hnnnnnn
Commenting on other deviants' work is the best way to express my appreciation for a piece. The quality of the comment matters most. Sometimes the best artists are tortured inside and need that spark of confidence.
I comment but when I actually have something to say x) because lots of time its statuses or polls where I can't really contribute with anything, because its either a subject I don't know anything about or I just don't have anything to say about it.
This hits the mood. My job is more and more of my life now so like. Even if I see something and want to comment, I'm more likely to be like "meh too much effort". I've missed out on a lot of raffles this way lol.
Just like pretty much everyone else says, I only comment when I have something thoughtful to say (or just too lazy to comment). I too am not a one-worded type of person. But yeah, it would be great to get more feedback, especially when it comes to my comics that I devote a chunk of my time to.
I see! I have to say that nowadays I sometimes do resort to the short type of comments, which I'm not proud of, but I figure people still like that more than no feedback whatsoever, probably. I'm trying to divide whatever little energy I have, and it's rough. I think it's a give and take type of situation, everyone would like to have more feedback, but a lot of people admit they don't comment a lot themselves, and I don't think anything is going to change until a collective effort is made fffff
I sometimes hoard a small number of pieces in my inbox and I eventually comment on ~5 things when I get a burst of energy. Otherwise, I rarely comment on things that aren't directed at me in some way. Don't get me wrong, I'm not pompous. I don't think that only things regarding me deserve my attention. I've always been an advocate of giving meaningful comments, though, and I tend to spend a lot of time on rewording the ones I do leave. [This comment alone took 25 minutes.] As the years have gone on, I've just found it harder and harder to find the motivation to do that. ;;
Most of that is on my end because I have deteriorating mental health a general severe lack of social energy. I agree that the atmosphere here has grown staler and staler, though. I don't even find myself wanting to be active here -- for various reasons -- but this is where my primary watcher base is, so... I stick around mainly out of obligation and because I have the best chance of selling anything here. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, but... it's been hard integrating myself back into dA, and I couldn't even tell you why other than that I'm just... vaguely disinterested. I'd love to be able to be as active here as I once was, but I suppose only time will tell if that happens or not. :/
Yea, I can imagine! That takes a lot of time and energy to do, definitely understandable. The comments I leave these days are... not the best, but I also don't want to not comment, given that there is little feedback on this site as is and I figure any way I can motivate people, I should, you know?
I feel you, this is still my primary website, so I try to stick with it to the best of my abilities. I just think it's a collective feeling people have, which is sad, but oh well. I don't really want to go someplace else really, so I'm definitely going to be active here for as long as possible.
I usually comment in new posts coming from friends or from artists that I feel comfortable to talk with. Sometimes when I don't have good words to say to people, I just simply fav+ their work (rarely I don't do a feedback because I get a little nervous with what I'm going to tell them, especially when the artist I'm watching has/have an outstading gallery).
Writing doesn't come easy for me. Between that and the odd "just spent 20 minutes reworking what I had to say before deciding it was worth saying" experience, I'm not posting much these days. iI still love most of your art though.
I'm not sure if you remember, but i used to consistently comment and favorite things, now, because of my life lately, its been hard to even take the time to favorite things most of the time. I get ~an hour on the computer, and mobile makes basically everything on Deviantart harder
Basically I can do some simple stuff like commenting and faving and occasional posting on mobile, but its a lot harder to keep track of what ive looked at and what I haven't, because the app doesn't let you delete, but in browser is a pain to do everything else, so I basically have to use both at the same time if i want to clear my notifications, and often my phone's browser bugs out so rip me
I go on random commenting sprees every once in a while where I'll comment on like 15+ different pieces of art But more often than not I hardly comment unless it's something specifically for me which I really should probably get into the habit of commenting more on art because people deserve it. On the other hand, I have been commenting a lot lately on polls and statuses
I feel that, I think a lot of people have the same problem! I guess on polls and statuses it's just a different vibe where you don't have to do art criticism, I guess that's just easier to do? Especially when it's just low-key conversation topics, that works better.
i always comment if i have something to say apart from something like "oh hey this looks cool well done" i dont just comment to say that i comment to actually say something about the art or a question or something like that but yea i try to comment if i have something to say apart from oh hey this looks cool well done