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Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.Be an artist, not a number.Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal. by BloodshotInk
Many members of the artistic community here on DeviantART were shocked by a recent popular news article about how to become popular. I won't link to it because that would be foolish - but the mentality behind it was pageview orientated and made a 'mockery of all that deviantART stands for'.
So - to spell it out for everyone on DeviantART whos ever wanted more pageviews, I went to my nearest and dearest ' popular' artists and asked them what they thought about popularity and statistics.
The answer? They don't give a damn...
Your page views won't help you progress as an artist, and that is what you should be on this art site for.. the art..
Page views can be a feel good thing - I won't deny that - but it does not reflect how much your actual art is viewed, how sucessful or popular your art itself is, or even how popular you are.
Using cheap tactics as described in the article it is easy to generate high numbers of page views even with an EMPTY gallery.
The Gear Up: Tackling NaNoWriMoThe Gear Up: Tackling NaNoWriMo by StJoan
What is NaNoWriMo?
Your question answered
So youre thinking about participating in the Fifty Thousand Word Grind, in fact, youre excited about it, perhaps a little nervous even. Dont worry, I am too. But Im here to help you through the NaNo jitters and plan out a novel that you can be proud of have finished in a month.
Lets face it, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to be able to say: I have finished a novel length project. Its not about writing the next great epic but about crossing that (largely arbitrary) 50k line. Its a goal, you want to reach it, you have no idea how. Where do you even start? How do you eat this giant 50,000 word literary elephant?!
One bite at a time.
It's all about support:
For November I will be putting together a tracking list and a weekly supportive survey for your NaNo needs.
Depending on how many people we ha
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