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How to make your uploads Stronger

This is a guide to making your uploads more individual and taken more seriously.
Not a absolute answer guide, just some suggestions.

Upload:
* Try not to upload 10 images in a row, make sure you only upload 1-2 each day.
People need time to look through their center and if you upload to much, they are most likely to jump over a few of them.
The other thing is that it might seem to people that you just snapshot and upload right away, even though you might used a lot of time on it.

Image Title:
*What title should i give my image? Make sure you give a title you think suits the image, a image with a strong title makes the artwork
itself better and change the way people see the theme and concept.
My suggestion is that you think about the feeling you had when you worked on the image, or the feeling you want the image to show.
Let`s say you worked on a painting that reminded you about your childhood. You there have many titles; Childhood dreams, looking back, nostalgic, here now.
It is up to you, take your time on each image and think it through, it will give you a stronger attachment to the work.

Information
*Make sure you include information that is important to you in the comment field.
Copyright notice, saying that your work can not be used without your permission.
Information regarding the process is highly appreciated by the community, and it can bring the viewer closer.
Sometimes it is best not to say, to keep the mystery, that is up to you to judge.
Tell people that all feedback is appreciated.

Feedback:
Appreciate and handle all sorts of feedback.
People supporting you are not a given, appreciate all the feedback, both critique and compliments, both short comments and in depth.
People taking the time to tell you have they feel about something you made, is a bliss.

Questions
*Try to answer peoples question regarding the piece.
I often fail here myself, but try to answer all questions and help out people to understand how you got the result you did.
People will take both you and your artwork more serious and they will come back.

Category:
*Find the category that suits the image you upload, a lot of people react on misplaced deviations, and it can seem like you don`t care.

Idea:
*If your concept/idea is totally inspired by a artist, tell it in the comment field and explain that you wanted to show your angle on the concept, people appreciate honesty.

Be Proud
*Do not tell people how bad you think the image is, and that you should scrap it soon. Let people decide for them self what they feel about your work, don`t push it down. Be proud of your work.
Do not beg people to see your work. Your work is yours and it is great, keep on supporting others and doing what you do, and feedback will come.


Art is Life :heart:

Thank you all for making this the nr.1 art community.
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:iconoceansigh:
oceansigh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I made a mistake by uploading 8 deviations in one day ^^; 
This is quite informative! :)
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MizzS Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Filmographer
Really nice journal pieces and a lot of good tips there too.
This sure helps :D :love:
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Dracohydrus33 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do we all have copyrights or how does that work because i heard of this one artist's work being plagiarized and that just made me mad to think that person worked so hard to have someone else profit from her labor.
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Dracohydrus33 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and what is a watermark?
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So true.Thanks for the tips :D
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Emily-Wendy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simple but true :)
It's horrible when I see hundred of almost same photos named flower1, flower2, flower3...
But let's say - it's hard to find piece of interesting art in the immensity of work without idea. Or from 'artist' whom is uncritical towards their work.
That's why there are always same profiles on "popular" page. It's hard to find someone new.
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Debyvip Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student
interesting....this journal looks very helpfull!
thank you for writing it
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ricenrice Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. my works hardly ever get noticed.. thanks for the tip.

do you want to check my works out? :) haha.
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips, I have read your comments before, having uploaded 30 photos in one session. Not many got faved as a result.

Nowdays I like to upload in 3's, with all 3 images being related to each other, ie: animals, flowers, birds, abstract, macro and so on. This approach is paying dividends in faves, comments, watchers and Pageviews,

Great advice all round.
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Glad to hear you found it helpful, and the way you upload now seems very good.:aww:
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Storm-is-king Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
wow thanks for this! i bookmarked this page for when i make a new deviation
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BaKaShou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely true, great article !
I found a pretty shot in the newest, I went to the page and faved and watched the page of its "owner" and I commented all the photos she submitted and I liked, finally she watched me and give me advices and compliments.
Everyone who gets involved in the community is finally thanked. :dalove:
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musicislife1995 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
this was very helpful :)

thanks a lot for the tips
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friedCaramelsundae Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
two thumbs up! :D
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Sky-of-Dust Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thanks for this, it was very helpful :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Spoken...Words with wisdom invoke a reaction...add a visual...and
The ART has Life...
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creationtear Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
good article:nod:
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lionel19 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Best article in DA
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snapdragon55 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Wow, this is extremely helpful. Thank you so much :hug:
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Chenn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
about the feedback - what about 'collectors'? What do you think about those, who just click on faving link without leaving a comment why do they like the piece.
And what do you think about people who are just collecting without having work of their own?..

Just interested in your opinions (:
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
A lot of people see a artwork they really like, but can`t find the words to describe it, so they show that they like it by +fav.
I think it tells a lot. :aww:
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Chenn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) heh, indeed. Thanks
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Camiloo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Lovely article :)
And each of them are actually the exact same things I do before uploading.
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stellanigra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahw! :D
I think I still do everthing you said, good! :XD:
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t-R-i-S-h Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is something so helpful and thoughful: it's one of the best news I've read in a long time.. Even though I'm trying to think about all that you suggested, I'm still making some mistakes but thanks to you, I'll be more careful.
Thanks :hug:
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buki-cheese Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Very useful and helpful :nod:
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OVCHITSA Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this info with us. It is very helpful.:)
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RecreateStock Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Really interesting, I like that someone took the effort to go through all this.
~Art-vs-Porn did a news piece on titles (although his stuff is always based around nudes)

Feedback:
Appreciate and handle all sorts of feedback.
People supporting you are not a given, appreciate all the feedback, both critique and compliments, both short comments and in depth.
People taking the time to tell you have they feel about something you made, is a bliss.

I encountered a nastey sick individual who did not appreciate my critique, he further went on to insult me and my work ... maybe you should contact *donmateo1 to read this, get it in his thick abusive skull that he should appreciate a well formulated critique on his work (and i's not just me either, this guy abuses anyone who says anything other than "I love this" or some rude comment on the naked women he photographs). This whole article will help him.
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DarkMage83 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Incredibly helpful advice. :)

I will not only fave, but, bookmark. :D
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Jskra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Very good advices, I guess.
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TherapudicCaffeine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Here's another tip: use full sized text and not subtext so people aren't straining to read it, or having to use the zoom feature in their browsers.
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
I personally never had problem reading the small text, but seeing as some do, i will think about that next time.
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TherapudicCaffeine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thank you. Sorry I sounded so bitter. =/
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
:aww:
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Vectomon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
This should be a rule.
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Laesuric Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Definitely going to take this advice to heart. I love your work, and it's wonderful to see that you care about it too! :heart:
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FlyingFireballs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
nice, i was always used to upload images in a set of 4-5, i wont from now!
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
nice guidance !!!!
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:iconpuff24:
Puff24 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I found this both helpful and inspiring :)
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YoursTruly777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love this. Its short simple and to the point with vaulable infomation. Thank you!
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SRudy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :heart:
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MayonakaSun Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting read.
I do most of these things already,
except, I can never think of good titles for my work, which is annoying. :S
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WmozartA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
hi
nice to read this things
i already make all of them
but am still unknown artist :S
i just need to know how can i but my work at the "Daily Deviations" ??
i hope this will work :aww:
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Daily Deviations are artwork featured by the admin.
Your work has to be suggested to the admin, and they have to approve.
More information here [link]

:aww:
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Thimbles-Thursday Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This was very helpful, thank you.
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jpranaymartin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering whether anyone had stats on when deviantart has the most activity, when most people are looking at the "new" deviations, when most people are uploading and when different categories see traffic, etc.
As much as the other points listed above are important it also helps to know what time is best to strategically unleash a deviation upon the world. If someone's done upload research or could do it, that would be nice. I would but I'm not exactly in surplus of deviations. :)
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SoraMidori Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Well, dA obviously has all this info, but I'm not sure how you could get access to this kind of detail. Your best bet would be to maybe ask (very politely) one of the admins who deals with this sort of thing. Not sure who. Best admin I can think of is $liquisoft.

And some info on traffic you can find on Alexa.com, but it's all very general.

Personally, I don't think they'd (dA) willingly give out these sort of stats, but you can try. :)
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RuseOfPoison Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] First two journals.
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rafaelzrt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Good tips. Very interesting.
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DeVleermuis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student
And don't forget the most important thing: :iconbreastsplz:
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