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This doesn't make you unimportant, man. Struggling to get your voice heard online is rough, but it doesn't reflect how valuable or important you are -- and it's not a reflection of how things are always gonna be!! I think it's easy to feel like everyone else is getting the attention you're not but... the internet is really not a consistent source of encouragement for anyone. I have a following on tumblr now, but it took years of yelling into the void constantly before I started getting any attention. The fact that you didn't get acknowledged doesn't mean you're lesser, or unimportant..... it just means you were on Tumblr. You're definitely not alone in this experience!! And like, it sucks when you get skipped over, or something that you make isn't acknowledged by anyone, and its EXTREMELY VALID to feel discouraged when that happens. There's an insecurity that a lot of us deal with that if nobody responds, your thing wasn't good. But it's also....... well, it's a thing that's gonna happen to everyone sooner or later. It's not your destiny or a sign of your fate, and it's Anxiety Brain or Depression Brain that sees "this one thing I did got no response" and tells you "this is how it's going to be forever." That's not true. That said, it's hard to yell into the void!! I do think... it's a good idea to try not to expect encouragement from strangers -- people in a server you're also in aren't always gonna reach out or encourage, and even if you're frustrated, "Hey, why aren't you responding to me?" is gonna feel like an accusation -- and ironically might make people more nervous about interacting. But at the same time, I don't think it's bad or entitled to want that kind of acknowledgement -- almost everyone needs SOME outside encouragement! If you don't get what you need in one place, it's okay and good to keep trying, keep looking, keep learning new ways to engage!! One thing you could try is asking what you can do differently, and be open to trying out any suggestions you get -- "I noticed my story ideas don't get much response, and I wonder if there's something I can do differently to get more feedback on them?" "People aren't really responding to my RP openings -- what can I do to make them more appealing?" You might not get a lot of comments on your original stuff right away -- that's true no matter where you go -- but another thing you can try is doing stuff for others -- if you're having trouble getting an RP going, look for other people who are trying to start RPs, and offer to join in! Look for folks with OCs and draw them some fanart! That doesn't necessarily GUARANTEE you'll get a big response, but sometimes looking for other people that you can support is a good way to start to connect with others and feel a little less adrift!! My wish and hope for all creators to find the one or two friends that you can share your stuff with. It probably won't get a lot of response on the wider internet for a long time -- but if you have the one friend who goes "OOOOO COOL" or "DANG I CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPROVEMENT!!" then that can carry you through a lot of radio silence. And you'll find those friends eventually!! But I know it can take time, and so finding ways to engage in communities you care about can be a way to keep practicing your art, and practice engaging with others, too. ; u ; I BELIEVE IN YOU YOU CAN DO IT
(Also, since I see some custom selection items on your wishlist, I'll let you know a lil tip -- for Custom Items (the ones that are sold by Shady Character in Backstage Broker) the selection items are a bit harder to nab, since you can only get them from Shady. But the individual items are listed in the User Shop of the person who made the item, so if you put a specific colour of the item (like "pink lovesick eyes") on your wishlist, it's easier to buy and easier to gift!) I have a lot of extra items and shards just from playing the game for a few years, so whenever I gift folks, the best way to repay me is to pay it forward one day when they have a bunch of extra items!! I really love how excited Tattered Weave users are to gift each other things ; u ;
She turned, with soft surprise, at the sensation of contact on her arm. "Good luck with the locks. If you find anything important or dangerous, let us know." "Will do, dear!" she assured cheerfully, a light hand on the Borrowed's shoulder before she turned to follow the others out. The Borrowed moved on to check another mirror, making sure to touch its surface this time (though it seemed to have no effect) and Guiding Light was floating over to the other line of mirrors. She stuck with her current task, though. "I have found keys," she replied brightly to the Blind Lady's question, showing her the fistful of keys, apparently oblivious to the fact that the human seemed distracted and troubled and no longer attentive to the answer. "But they're a very old style, and there's more than three - I don't know if they'll match with this door. But it's worth a look!" With that she pranced into the hallway with none of Lord Morne's caution. She headed straight for the door at the end, glancing around for a flat surface with space enough for a teleportation portal, then hefted the device back into her free hand and fired, leaving a sky-blue portal open on the wall to the left of the large door. In the mirror room, the portal's view of the antechamber was briefly obscured with pink light -- then replaced with a view of the larger doorway. Ada stood in front of it looking pleased with herself, and another of the unopened rooms could be seen behind her. "There we are, darlings!" she announced to no one in particular, before turning her attention back to the larger door. What sort of lock did it have, and would it accept the keys she'd found?
SO UH...... HAS EVERYONE SEEN THE NEW BLOOPER VIDEO..... I MAY HAVE DONE, SOME FANART
[If I don't have pink hair, I'm probably cosplaying one of my characters.]
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