Well... they certainly bring in the views and comments and exposure they promise. even if only for a short time. This photo, up for only a few short days, got its DD on Monday 6/11/12 and jumped to my most faved and commented in 24 hrs than any other image in my gallery. Comments: 347 Favourites: 1,141 and Views: 16,759 ... in competition with TABOO SEX page 169 with 23,183 views. I still have other that have more views, but they have been posted for 2 or 3 years.
So I guess for the exposure, they deliver what they promise. Other than that. Its just bragging right I suppose.
I guess I have to agree then they do what they are supposed to do for the most part. So what do you think of the art being given DDs lately not including your own do you think they are usually pretty good at choosing the cream of the crop or is it simply a matter of friends trying to get in the good graces of certain artists and admins?Do you think there should be a different way of choosing them like a system of voting?
Not sure about the voting thing... that would still be just a popularity contest. Like the most people with Facebook or twitter friends voting for their friend just becuz.
The DDs lately seem to run the gambit from extremely innovative, imaginative and unique art... to the WTF where they thinking art. Like I have always said... "Opinions of what is art and what is not is what will choke creativity to death." ( my quote) BUT...That's just my opinion, and like hairs in my nose... I have several
So.. yes... I am glad that one of my works got recognized, and I am happy for the accolades. But when its all said and done...Its not the end all be all.
Even though I am glad to have gotten the props, I do not seek out DD's. I do my work because I love to do it, and want and need to be creative. For those that seek to be selected with a DD or those that are attention whores... I pity those that do, for I think their efforts could be better spent.
I've been thinking allot about it lately I guess because I've been questioning myself about why I even bother. My family thinks it's a waste of time and I don't get the support I used to. I used to be more prolific but now I lack inspiration and I find myself wondering why bother? I wonder if I'm just flogging a dead horse. I've never gotten a DD and never actively sought one out.
If for no other reason at all do it for yourself if you want to do it for yourself. Its not a waist of time if YOU get something out of it. Some of my images, be it photos drawings or paintings, no one has ever seen. I created them for me and me alone. They are cathartic if nothing else.
" I find inspiration in the most unlikely places, and the very most unlikely place I find it is in me. "
Keep at it, and if nothing else... just have some fun with it. JUST DO IT.