I appreciate people telling me how my work has moved them. I enjoy knowing how my work made someones day. Im grateful to those who share insight or information on gadgets and methods for improvement. But what I think I love most is people sharing their interpretations of my concepts. If people take time to comment on my work, the least I could do is take some time and reply. Plus I like having something to do between commercials
Therefore, I reply to comments.
But for every:
- A picture could say more than thousands of words. Well, if that's true, this picture could tell you a whole novel.
- If there's anything I like as much as the pure beauty of your images, it's the frank descriptions that accompany them. I feel like I'm learning so much from looking at them, both about photography and about you
- children are not a game...just my interpretation without reading your explanation...and probably a very relevant expression in this day and age...
- This speaks to me on many levels.
There is a:
- (fails to read Artist's Comments and when corrected) cool beans..but i am an artist i dont read the [Artist's] comments i look at the piece
- why d people think by writing on their hands.. makes the image looks tremendeous.. so many deviants.. do the same stuff
- someone donate me a membership please
- yeah, thats because your asian, and you all look the same.
I dont mind negative comments. I appreciate critiques even if they they may be worded with a poor undertone. I find insulting comments hilarious especially since then I wont feel bad being a condescending jerk in return
But what I absolutely hate is when people dont read the Artists Comments and ask me questions that are clearly answered in the Artists Comments.
But still I reply to them.
However, recently replying to comments has become more of a chore than an enjoyable pastime. Instead of spending time faving and supporting other artists, Im replying to comments. It is time consuming. It can become repetitive. And at times I wonder is it worth it?
I stopped replying to comments for a few days. But then I got a note from ~sunshine911
I just wanted to let you knowwww..that i really appreciate it, how you reply to everyone's comments. and um, thank everyone. some deviants don't really care, and don't reply, and i just wanted to let you know, that someone actually does appreciate it. <3
And I started again.
But the questions remain:When you leave a comment, whats your intention?
When an artist fails to reply to your comment, do you notice?
When an artist does reply to your comment, do you care?
Should every comment be dignified with a reply? Whats your opinion?PS: Particularly for journals, I often do not reply to all comments. Not because I dont appreciate the comments, but more likely because I save them in my folders ; especially if they provide useful information and do not necessarily require a reply. But does anyone know how to reply to a comment but also keep a copy in the folders?
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