I think I've mentioned how hard it is for me to check in with dA on a regular basis lately. My boss is Satan and the hours are long in the bowels of Hell. Well, I happened to stumble on last week or so, and this great fellow `GrimFace242
asked if he could feature me on Undiscovered Weekly over at #fella
. Sure! Awesome. Love to.
It went well. If I knew how to link to links, I would. I'm sorry. Moving on.
I was thrilled that Grim wanted to include me and really touched. I generally like to think I go unnoticed and that's perfectly fine, because I also know that I don't put in the time commitment to really dedicate myself to dA, despite how much I love it. When I have time to be here, I like to focus on other people instead of all the effort into promoting myself. It's out of sheer laziness, really. And my writing and my photography are for me anyway. I'm happy if others enjoy them but it's also okay if people die without ever knowing about me. I really don't mind. Truly.
So after my usual 12-hour day at the office (working for Satan), the craziest thunderstorm came out of nowhere and in between browsing Facebook and Craigslist, I decided to check out dA and see what was up. I'd last checked in two days ago.
There were 224 notifications.
I have never had 200+ notifications in less than two days. Ever. I think my highest record was 15 and that was over a few days. My first thought was that dA had glitched.
And I had critiques! Several!
And I received a Daily Deviation, which was always a secret dream and fantasy I never dared voice aloud, and there it was! From :devNicSwanner:! I was completely and thoroughly blown away.
So I wanted you to know that, somewhere in the bustling metropolitan area of the capitol of the United States, in a quiet little townhouse amid a crazy thunderstorm, there is a very happy girl. And it's all because of you.