I need to be more thankful.
In the past I would look down on my art just because it was not popular and feel sad going online envious of the populars.
I'm such a child. Always wanting more than I have and never seem to appreciate what I have and be thankful for it.
On here I'm always sad seeing others have much love for their art and characters and feel I don't get that. But when open my blind eyes and look deeper into it I see I'm complaining and worrying over bullshit that at the end does not matter.
Yes I may NOT be the most noticed artist and have the most page views and most fans but I do have some and some great friends on here and now that I think about it, I'd rather have a few close friends and fans than 10000 or more that only use me for popularity cuz I heard the more popular you get the less time you have to get to every single comment in your inbox. Plus some fans or people use your popularity and don't care for you as a person, only that you are popular and they want to suck some of that out of you. I've heard stories of artist who have like over 999,999 page view's or even a bit less who people JUST friend them to suck out the popularity.... not right and I don't want to be a victim of that where someone does that to me.
I already have enough problems replying to comments/notes anyway so why wish for something that will make it 100 times or more harder.
The more I look into popularity and how "awesome it is" the more I see the deep dark sides of it. and quiver in disgust.
I'm thankful to say NOW I like the spot where I'm at.... screw popularity and fame. I just wanna post art/comics online for fun!
So next time you guys think about how much popularity would be fun, think these horrors.
1. More art thieves stealing your art cuz it's well known
2. Too many comments/notes/messages to reply to
3. People using you for your popularity and never knowing who your real friends are.
4. If you feel hated now, think of how many jealous or envious people hate you just cuz your popular.
5. I think I left something out.
Welp yes. I guess being a speck or a middle class type artist isn't all that bad. :}