Which option do you use/prefer?

0 (0%)
2 (11.8%)
4 (23.5%)
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2 (11.8%)
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3 (17.6%)
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1 (5.9%)
1 (5.9%)
Create my own website.
2 (11.8%)
Other option.
1 (5.9%)
Website forums.
1 (5.9%)

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Offline Kobuk

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Showcasing/Advertising your furry arts.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:05:36 pm »
When it comes to showcasing, advertising, and selling your furry arts (Artwork, Stories, Poems, Fursuits, etc.), what sites listed in the poll above do you prefer to showcase and "get the word out" so to speak about your furry arts? What sites/methods do you use and/or visit the most? Do some sites or methods seem more popular than others to visit and use? If so, then why? What makes one or some, better than others?
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Re: Showcasing/Advertising your furry arts.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 11:24:21 am »
In the past I think showing art and stories on a personal website was good, and  forums tend to be
more personal, sharing your craft between friends, and finding help. If your planning to sell your craft
you want to show it in as many places as possible.

Forums are still good for those learning the trade, and making friends. As a hobby it makes little
difference, unless your looking for fame. For that you will have to be very good at your craft. As
there are thousands who are pretty good at drawing and writing.

The more you get into the business the more you find out how competitive it is. It's almost as
easy to win the lottery as it is to get a comic strip in a major publication. Probably on a par
as becoming a Rock, or movie star. That's one nice thing about the internet, anyone can
publish their work, no matter how good or bad they are.. :orbunny:
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Re: Showcasing/Advertising your furry arts.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 12:33:30 am »
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Re: Showcasing/Advertising your furry arts.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 06:44:48 am »
Although deviantart is solely for publishing art, I prefer other types of social media like facebook, tumblr, instagram etc because it's easier to find less well-known artists who might not be at a professional level. I don't know about furaffinity since I don't have an account yet.

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Re: Showcasing/Advertising your furry arts.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 10:58:01 am »
I prefer Facebook and Deviant Art myself, along with Furaffinity. They seem to have the highest level of actual traffic out of the mentioned options, for me at least. Furaffinity is probably the best in terms of responses per post, and seems to have a fairly positive, helpful community. I do have accounts on Weasyl, and Reddit. Also tried out OurArtCorner, Paigee, Wysp, e926, and Tumblr, but none of these worked out well for me.

OurArtCorner is kind of exclusive, a bit messy in terms of design, and requires giving reviews and ratings in order to post content.

Paigee's image size limit is very small, - not good for detailed pictures.

Wysp, kind of the same story as Paigee.

e926 is basically just a moderately family-friendly filter on a porn site - enough said.

Tumblr got me almost no views or responses at all, and is a bit too ADD for a slow-paced person like myself. xD

Weasyl has an awesome platform and I would love to make it my home-base for that reason alone, but there's so little activity that passes by my work there.

Facebook and DA are nice for their platforms too, especially if you have friends or relatives who like your art page and share things from it once in awhile. Buying ads is also easy, and I've been able to find a target audience for some of my work, which was really helpful in getting the most out of the money spent on advertising.

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