remington wrote:Well, maybe you should put some cute anime boys kissin' in your banner?
Haha lets not go there.
Im a complete failure at trying to prote myself, I have real friends [I know right, real
friends godforbid] watching me on DA and I have a strong aversion to people I know seeing my work, I try to keep them seperate [although a couple have sniffed it out recently] Possibly because getting critisism from friends is a little harder to constructive crit from people online. Dunno why that is.
I've been thinking about making accounts on DD and CG but I can't bring myself to accept the lack of contoll you get over page design etc. Sob.
But back to the topic in hand, I recently get a subscription to SJ, [I thought, may as well, im not re-subscribing to DA. I lurk here more anyway] and I have to say that really has shown a difference, Ive been getting new readers almost every day and I hit the 1,000 pageview mark a couple of days ago having not had any new interest for my comic for about 7 updates, which I can only guess is through the extra advertising you get throughout the site.
Also what h0ly said about being an active member of the community, the more you post on the forums for example, the more people see your banner. It all comes down to having your banner in as many places as you can to maximise the number of possible viewers. I mean TV ads, most people dont pay much attention but its still fufilling its purpose of bringing peoples attention to the product or service in quesion. Thats all it takes.
I'm a bit sceptical about the self promotion board on here, not sure how effective it is. Possibly a thread on creative showcase could work too? People would see your art and want to visit your comic. [Sadly mine imploded so I don't know how well that works either.]
Finally, I can say its not all about popularity. Popularity doesn't necessarily mean good. Hell most of the time its pretty crummy, I mean look at Twilight [Disclaimer: If youre a fan I mean no offense, just my opinion
.] So just take pride in the fact that you're writing something that you beleive is original and unique. Sure its annoying that that shoujo romance over there has over 9,000 fans and comments but writing and illustrating for yourself and the few that appreciate it is enough. At least thats what I've told myself.