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Yesterday I made a journal encouraging everyone who wants feedback and critiques to leave a comment and check everyone else out with the only rule being to leave at least ONE comment on someone else's work. Since this is kinda hard to gauge I just wanted to come right out and ask: How did it go over?

Did anyone get any good feedback? Did anyone notice they got more watchers? Did anyone NOT get any feedback at all? Were the comments and feedback helpful at all?

If the response to yesterday's journal is positive, I'd like to continue to do this again maybe later this upcoming week.

So please, respond here and tell me how the feedback went. If you'd like to read the journal I'm talking about and continue to give feedback and criticisms to those who requested it, you can go here to check it out: tompreston.deviantart.com/jour…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Yogscast Tekkit Series
  • Reading: tumblr
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Minecraft: Tekkit
  • Eating: Jaffa Cakes
  • Drinking: English Breakfast Tea
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DrDizzyMBHellfire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I asked for people to check me out on my other account that is mostly drawings. thanks to everyone who checked me out and liked my drawings. :) if anyone wants to check out my photography please feel free! I am loving how many people stopped by gave me llamas and faved my work. :D thanks so much for this and the previous journal. its brought up my DA self esteem a bit! :D
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sunlitlake Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't gain any new watchers from it, but I did get some very kind and encouraging feedback! =)
It was just what I needed after a very nervous start to my foundation =)

Also had fun commenting on everyone else's work, it was a great way of seeing what's out there other than fandom stuff that comes into my watch box =)
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Atata Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ffffmissedit
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joshuaotero Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I got one. It was a pleasant surprise for me!
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:iconzavur:
Zavur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Didn't get anything, it was a bust for me.
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dragonpixies Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This turned out to be pretty awesome, I kinda made a friend a little bit :happybounce: so yay
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ChibiSunnie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
While I gave feedback, I didn't get any in return. :hmm: I think this was a great idea, but perhaps some sort of system would be helpful for making sure everyone gets feedback in the future. Maybe giving feedback to whoever posted immediately before you so that way everyone (except the very last person who posted) would be accounted for? I guess it might be hard to give specific suggestions if the person before you works in a mediums you know nothing about, but at least everyone would get the chance at having some feedback.
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Rbananas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it was a great idea, and I'd love it if it happened again. I gave and received a few comments, myself. :)
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:iconrithedragon:
RiTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Writer
I personality didn't have any feedback, but that nice person you linked in that other journal I watched and commented on her things. c:
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SolidPersona Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I had four or different commenters. It was quite a nice and welcomed surprise. I didn't earn any watchers, but just to have people take the time to comment was wonderful.
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Goose-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I got a couple of comments, which was a nice surprise c:
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Maplestrip Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I was there very late, so I didn't get anything, but I'm completely fine with that. I don't need any attention on myself at the moment anyway, at least untill i'm really starting up again with a project I'll eventually quit anyway (fml XP)
But it was a great event and I'm sure it had some positive effects :D
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CurlyHairedpikachu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't really get anything except a Llama badge but no critiques or watcher at all DX Oh well I just have to be patient then! But still this sounds like a good idea though
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I missed it. Maybe you could set a date for the next one a week in advance, so we can plan for it. I'd love to try it out.
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MonaMakki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got a compliment and i gave a review :) I like it and i think you should do it again :D
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Passin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I gave one to the guy beneath me. Do it again sometime, I enjoyed exploring new territory
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Izzi1313 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Yup, it was helpful, i got a few comments, and gave a few, it was a cool experience, hope you do it again :D
(I might start watcing someone because of it, and i got 2 llamas!! :iconifeelfluffyplz:)
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DragoonPL1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Commented a couple of times, people replied. Had no feedback on my own profile. :(
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Vicipedia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your journals today and I think that it's a really fun idea!
I also commented on someones pictures from the last journal and I guess it's a good way to get some contact and to make shy people less shy ... probably...
because if you give feedback it's really likely that the other person will look at your artwork as well.
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SkylerFarrier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I got NO feedback, despite commenting on two separate people. I did, however, gain a watcher since posting the reviews (it wasn't either person I critiqued). Not sure if that was the cause, but it happened. :/
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mandalorianjedi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like turtles.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconturtleplz:
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Nel-katz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I guess it is kinda helpful. :)
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fastaanta1924 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got a few feedbacks, llamas, and 2-3 watchers. c: Overall, it went well.
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Eldenina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I got only a comment. A reply of my comment in the journal.

So, no. It wasn't helpful,
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RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't get to join in on the first one due to pain and bordering on excessive sleep deprivation. Still, I'd like to join in and give some kind of feedback to help as well. :)
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AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
While I did get a few favorites and my pageviews got higher than usual, nothing happened. Also the favorites I recieved were on a piece of fanart which I posted to several groups, so the favorites might've come from watchers of said groups. Point is, like I said earlier, the only way to make this actually work is by you actually featuring some people in the jourunal. I dunno, may it encourages people better than "go look for someone in the comments and comment on something they made".

(FYI, I made one comment and checked out about other 5 galleries. Just couldn't find things where I had something to say)
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ashesonfire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe next time you should include the rule to "critique" someone on the same page you posted on (example: If your comment landed on page three, critique someone on page three) that way people do not just do it on the people who posted on the first page.

Sounds like it went over well though, I personally missed it, but would love to participate if you do another one! :D
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NightOfMyLife07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this yesterday, but didnt comment at all. Due to the lack of success for some people, Im going to comment on as many of these people's works as I can (Despite my chemistry test tomorrow). Im not a great artist myself, but I like to think I can see improvements with other people's art. I hope this becomes more successful in the future. :)
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FallingWithoutStyle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Writer
I got a comment with some good feedback, but not surprisingly that was it.
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Kartewnboi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think I got one comment....
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Checked out a few.. didn't get any back but that's allright.^^
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Dog-lover22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I went to a few random fans, and left a few comments. I wish I could visit all of them, but my internet isn't quick enough for my patience, and time is also a burden.
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Voytess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I got a few comments, and also left a couple which opened up interaction with other users, so I'd say it was pretty successful. On dA it's hard to get comments when you're new but it's also hard to give them so being encouraged to do both is good for us all :)
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redkitebait Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I got some very good feedback on my popular works - I now know I need to think even more about how I work with colours :3

I also gave out a few comments :p
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Schnee-Fee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
No feedback yet. :|
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Pretty-Little-Demon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn't get any. :/
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Dog-lover22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's still a great idea, very exciting (like waiting for a parcel):).
about the comments, its one of those things that take time.... (it can't happen within an hour)
I'm not being an ass, I'm just saying...
In fact I'll look for a random fan and comment on their work, right now
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Mnjooschji Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I gave a comment to someone who needed a little help with drawing the human anatomy and we talked for a short moment aboot it. I never got any feedback comments, myself, but Helping out felt fun. :meow:
I say do this again. It is helpful!
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pun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I suppose we all need a bit of encouragement here and there to get the ball rolling. ^^
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eight0fhearts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I got some faves, though I'm not sure if it was due to the feedback thing. Didn't get any comments, although I did give some xDDD
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ZtotheMills Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didnt get any comments or notice any increase in views at all...
The idea was great, but I think that a lot of people commented to get some responses, but didnt go out of their way to do so in return (myself included, sadly) so I have no right to complain really
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Autumnchild Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I didn't get any feedback or comments this time, but there's always another chanse. I only had time to leave one comment to one person. I'll do better next time.
This was a really nice initiative and I think you should keep it up.
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EXE-1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Got a bit of feedback. It was good.:D

Do this again someday. It's a real nice favor to those of us who are barely even known.
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mori-miko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the idea of this. Please do it again. :D
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vi0lentvicky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i got a few faves. i think this feedback thing was a great and successful idea, so you should definitely do it again in the future :)
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SasheraDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the idea was good but I only god one comment piggybacking off my comment asking for feedback... :c
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madasivad Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I got a couple of comments and a few new favorites. I would say it was a generally positive experience. You should definitely keep it up.
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MagicWazard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I didn't participate in this round, but I think it's a good idea, and encourage you to try it again.
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UltraDPG Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I didnt get any watchers or feedback or anything. But thats ok i'll just try harder and improve my art. =)
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