I wasn't doing much when I first joined DA, I just uploaded random shit and never expected to get noticed. I was one of those people that went around and thanked people for faving my artwork and knew pretty much my entire handful of watchers by name.
Everything changed for me when I started uploading pages of FMN
All of a sudden watchers started appearing out of nowhere! The silly me back then felt like a first class celebrity and bathed in the attention. Truth be told it made it a bit proud, but helped me feel more confident about my artwork. However before long I felt like uploading pages were no longer an enjoyment, but rather a chore.
What followed was a series of unpleasant ups and downs. I wanted to be noticed, but I didn't want to force myself to draw when uninspired. At some points I felt like my art wasn't receiving the attention it deserved, while at others I couldn't care less. There were many months of artblocks and zero uploads, or random bursts of art almost every day.
After all that, it came to what I am today. I no longer force myself to draw, and have even managed to get over myself! I look at every comment in surprise, wondering why people still watch this shitty bastard.
On a brighter note, I have a lot planned, I just no longer announce it. The element of surprise is truly beautiful, and not owing anyone an explanation is what I truly enjoy nowadays. DA is so pleasantly private, should you decide to make it that way of course!
Also here's some beautiful pictures that were a bit of a turning point and inspiration for me. Thank you so much you amazing artists out there who have shared these gems with the world to see!