Experience tells me that very few people ever see this journal thing, and even fewer people care about what I post here. For this reason I have been posting more often to my "thing" (mereman.wordpress.com/)
much more frequently. Of course, not many people read THAT either, but at least my efforts haven't been split between two creativity sharing sites.
That is why I am closing up shop here. This is not to say that I will be shutting my account down or even pulling any of my work down. Here are the details:
1. I may or may not post art to deviantART in the future. Most of my creative endeavors will be available to see at my WordPress site, but I may post them here for hosting. This community, unfortunately, has been either going to sleep or sinking into the gutter for the last year and change, and I am tired of having such a long list of artists that I watch who do nothing. SO...
2. I am keeping the list of "friends" that I have been watching here, but I am no longer going to receive notifications of new deviations from anyone I don't really know in real life with a few exceptions - a certain number deviants who have been very kind to me and I shall continue to offer critiques on their work when needed or requested.
3. I will continue to check DA for updates nearly every day, but this will no longer occupy more than five minutes of my time since my watch list won't be producing new deviations quite as often (I guess I was averaging about three new deviations a day, with a watch list of over seventy deviants).
Since I put some small effort into designing the header and choosing the look at my site, I decided to take and stitch some screen shots and post them here (brianhaddad.deviantart.com/art…
did rush the design a little, but I am fairly happy with it.
Finally, a thought on a quote I will one day feature on my quote site (ilikethesequotes.wordpress.com…
is in regards to writing specifically, but could be said of any creative endeavor:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
Nothing I do is for you, it's all for me. Even though I tend to want critiques and thoughts from the public, the only reasons I do anything that I do all have to do with me and me alone.