Hey everyone, I just felt like writing this. More to express my thoughts than anything else.
I have been on DA since 2007! It has been 7 years and so much has changed about this site. Like, wow, I thought something was missing and it struck me recently after reading other people I watch journals. I see that participation is like dead here. Getting a comment (if you're not well known or super amazing) is like trying to fish with no fishing pole (probably exaggerating but that's what it feels like). I am a person who favorites and runs, won't deny it, but I have been trying to work on commenting more/get more involved, but finding people who will return me a reply is also minimal...
I remember back in 2007, on my old account Hinata4590, my drawings would get comments even if they weren't the greatest in the world. I made amazing friends and we would comment on each other's works, participate in each other's contest, chat and just have a good old time. A lot of my friends that I love have left and I don't think they're ever coming back. Even the artists I watched and loved their works/were inspiration have left. It's really sad actually. I remember when drawing wolves was the craze and making sparkle dogs/ okami and suicine hybrids. It was awesome and that's when I started drawing wolves and working to improve on them. But then life happened and i had to leave for quite a while. I still posted and lurked by going through the drawings, but wasn't as active.
Now that I have finally comeback, it's like a deadzone. More than half (if not all) of my watchers are probably dead too. Point being, I miss the old DA and the good old times I had.
I still have some friends here which I got from doing Zoid cosplays, but even the Zoid cosplay hype has died down. I still want to continue making them (and I have slowly gotten recognition from people who have seen a similar style in cosplays, which made me so happy). One of them even lives 10 minutes from where I live which was great!
Anyway, my conclusion is that I am not leaving (to many memories to ever really give this site up) and I still love making art that I want to share despite the lack of participation. If you have read to the end, then thanks~ Leave a comment of your thoughts or even to just say "hi"!