Let me just mirror a journal entry I read today
"Doubtful. I can't even put my finger on what this site is all about these days. This place used to give me so much inspiration and confidence. I loved having a large fan base and input on my artwork. It would be nice to have all that again, but I'm afraid I've been tainted, or spoiled, with what real life has to offer.
Thats an entry from the first person I ever met on dA you can find him over at the-definition.deviantart.com/
His name is dan, and he is a great photographer.
I mirror his journal because It's how I feel about so many sites... online community's these days, at first like 'the def' I used this site to get my inspiration, it made me want to draw all kinds of things each one getting more feedback then the last, And like the def somewhere along the way... like so many of us I lost interest.
What happened? Well I could blame it on fatherhood, my full time job etc etc the 'what real life has to offer' ... but really I was loosing interest in the community aspect of this site well and truly before I met my wife, stopped being a lazy (mainly intoxicated) student hobo... I still draw, every day, take photo's whenever I get the chance... so whats stopping me from sharing it with you guys?
Anyways just a thought I felt like elaborating on, no doubt you will hear from me in another six months when I decide to clear out the Fifty odd Thousand messages which have built up