So i’ve been spending the last month engaging and building an audience over on Deviant Art. For those of you that don’t know what that is. Deviant Art is the worlds/internets largest online community of artists, fans, and conniseuers a like.
About a week ago I upgraded to Premium Membership, and since then i’ve added some cool features to my profile. Here’s a little run down of some of the things I switched right off the bat.
Changed the lay out of my page.
My Featured Pieces are now highly visible at the top of the page on the left.
My journal can now be designed with CSS for a smoother more atmospheric look. Click here to see
Now i’m capable of having a slideshow that i’ve labeled ” Progression of my work ” which is found right underneath my feature on the left side of the page.
The rest of the left side of the page is visitors list, friends list, and watchers list.
The rest of the right side of the page under my journal consists of.
A poll ( Where i’m asking my audience what I should do now that my contest is over and the winners have been announced. (all prizes sent out).
A donation pool where people can donate DA points to me in order to help pay the contest prizes, ect out.
A shoutbox, where fandoms can shout whatever they would like at me.
and after that it’s just a typical profile where web surfers a like can leave comments in a chronological order.
In terms of engaging with my audience, i’m doing it through new art works, my journal, and my new poll feature.
I placed the poll on my profile page about two days ago, and have 9 participants in it thus far. After I reach 10 (one more participant)
I will then go into art mode where I open requests up through my journal. Usually I take anywhere from 5 – 10 requests depending on how much spare time I have (right now a lot )
The last time I did requests it was with 2 hours that all the free spots were filled. So it kind of gets rushed.
Besides all that i’m still getting private messages for people wanting me to do commissions. Which i’m always happy to do, but I want to appease my main audience and give them their requests. After all requests are FREE ! and a lot of people don’t have $, or DA points to pay for commmissions with. Plus doing requests for other people is just a genuine way to show that your a good intending individual.
If you’re interested in see what my profile, and the interactions taking place their-in please visit the site here
If you don’t have a DA profile at the moment. Personally, I would recommend getting one. After you’re done signing up please head back over to my profile and I will get you started off in the right direction !
Thanks for your time, and hope to see you commenting here, and over on my profile.
Good day all.