What better time to write a journal entry than 2:45 AM on a Thursday night? I'm pretty much past the point of no return. If I fall asleep now, I'll end up being more tired than if I just stay up.
Anyway, it's been awhile since I've shown any activity on here. In my last journal, I talked about nearing 2,000 pageviews. Now I've blown past that and I'm nearing 3,000.
It's obvious that I have been recognized during my inactivity. My most popular deviation is "Minecraft - The Other Side
I have seen this re-uploaded to sites like reddit and imgur several times. It's nice to see someone has given me credit on those threads and I like seeing the total of over 200,000 views on that one piece of artwork on imgur.
But it gets somewhat annoying and upsetting when I go to the original deviation, and see that it has only 4,000 or so hits.
I thought a watermark would redirect that audience back to my page. So, I present this question to you: How would you feel if I started watermarking my images?
I don't mean the intrusive deviantART watermark, just something small and text-based tucked away in the corner. The only reason I didn't watermark my older deviations because any watermark is somewhat intrusive in the first place. Most of my deviations are wallpapers, and I didn't like the idea of having a watermark on something that was going to be applied to a desktop. I was afraid a watermark might prevent a person from setting a deviation as their wallpaper in the first place. But after some reconsideration, I don't think a not-so-obstructive or distracting watermark will do much harm. Besides, if I place it in a corner, it's likely to be covered up by the taskbar once it's applied as a wallpaper.
That's it for all the watermark business.
Moving on to future works: I know most of my art is Minecraft fan art, but if you look at some of my older deviations, they are just general wallpapers. Most of them are abstract. This was the type of stuff I made before I really got into Minecraft. My point is, I don't want to be viewed as a deviant who only makes Minecraft art. I can do much more, besides Minecraft and wallpapers, such as skins for applications, web themes, plugins, etc. I'm going to try to create some other forms of art and share them with the deviantART community.
In fact, I have gotten pretty popular on a site called userstyles.org, which is the official website for Stylish
where users can upload bits of code called "styles" that change the way a website looks. (Stylish is an addon for Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome that applies these "styles" to webpages. Here is the link to my userstyles.org profile: userstyles.org/users/69668
I have been featured on the homepage there multiple times.
That's all I can remember wanting to talk about for now.
As usual, I may come back and make an edit later because I always feel I leave something out.
I'd like to thank everyone who has helped get me this far. I truly do appreciate every new watch, fave, point, llama, comment and share. I try to be nice to all the people I have conversed with because that is also an important key to success.
So thanks again to all the people who have helped me in some way, and I wish you all a good day.