This is also the same anon who sent you a fic request just a second ago. I wanted to ask if you had a patreon or creator fund if sorts, I’d love to support you and your work! (I made a second ask so that you could link anything if you had one :)
😭 That is so sweet of you to ask! Thank you!!
I don't have a patreon, but if you'd like to support me, please consider leaving me comments! Your feedback is far more valuable to me than cash, and those kind reminders that there are readers out there enjoying this stuff helps me overcome the self-doubt monster. And if you aren't sure what to say, rest assured that keyboard mashes and emojis absolutely count! 😁
Other things you can do that will make me lose my mind:
Reblogs! are the only way to increase visibility on tumblr!
Kudos! let me know someone's reading!
Fan Art! is an absolute gift and melts my brain and I've been brought to tears multiple times, so if you're thinking 'but what if it isn't good enough,' please don't. It is.
Hope that helps! Thank you so much again for thinking of me, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! 💖
Hey yes it's me again, reminding yall to SUPPORT CONTENT CREATORS and REBLOG ART AND WRITING :)
because appearently people here forgot that the ones who post original content would like to be supported. (and not because we're selfish, but because CREATING ORIGINAL CONTENT IS DIFFICULT AND TAKES TIME, and not receiving support is really demotivating. )
Now take a look at these.
The notes i used to get some months ago:
And the notes i get now:
People literally stopped reblogging art. (and tumblr hiding our posts and not suggesting them to other people SURELY DOESN'T HELP😀) Which makes me wonder.
WHY TF AREN'T PEOPLE REBLOGGING ORIGINAL CONTENT ANYMORE?
Reblogging is the only way you can help artists and writers to get the stuff they post seen by others, and it lets us understand that people care about what we do. Consider it like... giving a tip to the artist: they make original content, and if you really like it, you reblog it, helping them and also making them happy :). (Also if people don't reblog, small artists will never have the occasion to shine so PLEASE do it.)
Also, Liking a post is nice, yeah, but unfortunately it won't get the post anywhere.
So. If you like an artist/writer and wish to support them, LIKE but also REBLOG, it takes two seconds to click that green arrow button and share something with your followers and people should learn again how to do that.
Please donate and share to help Chui Fong Eng’s recovery! I am absolutely disgusted by the acts of hate and violence that are so rampant in our country. We need to keep educating ourselves on how deep racism roots itself in our society and put in the work to dismantle it. My heart goes out to Chui Fong Eng and her family. And I hope that whoever is responsible for this will actually face punishment. ASIAN HATE NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP!
my dumb ass cannot write despite my soul wanting to..... so here’s some bnha fluff literally kill me
where the boys put your photos;
everywhere. he’s got a selfie of you both as his home screen, he’s got various framed pictures of you around his room, and he has a secret one tucked away under his pillow.
he’s so in love with you and he’s not ashamed to show it. he doesn’t brag (because that’s not manly) but he’s so cheerful every day even when you’re not with him.
all it takes is one look at your face and he’s having the best day ever. when you send him a good morning text, he’s over the moon.
you’re always on his mind, and he can’t help but talk about you even when the topic is something completely different. it annoys the hell out of most of the guys. the girls seem quite happy to hear about it, though.
should it be a crime to be this happy?
probably. the amount of death threats he’s gotten from bakugo has doubled ever since you two became official.
nowhere. he has no pictures of you and he doesn’t feel the need to get any.
or so you think.
you never go on his phone, nor do you regularly see him use it, so you don’t notice it.
but his lock screen is a picture of you, sound asleep, bathed in the morning sun. he woke up before you and thought you looked like the most beautiful woman in the world.
well, he always thinks that, but even more so that morning. he didn’t want to take his eyes off you for even a second.
he took a picture without really thinking of it, and while it didn’t fully capture your beauty it was a good approximation. he’s kept it as his lock screen ever since.
he’s one of those annoying “look at my perfect girlfriend” types. you take selfies often, and he likes to take pictures of you doing random things.
oftentimes those pictures catch you at unflattering angles and you have to pester him to delete them.
he does, just to humour you, but then he recovers them afterwards. he doesn’t know what’s so bad about them, he always thinks you look great.
he has a framed photo of you giving him a piggyback on his desk. one of your mutual friends took the photo (while complaining about being the third wheel) and he fell in love with it.
it’s a very sweet, innocent picture that fills his heart with sappy feelings whenever he looks at it. which is a lot.
you guys have a lot of, shall we say... unsavoury pictures of each other. mostly of dabi, to be honest. he makes the best expressions so you like to capture them.
wholesome ones are a bit harder to find, but they exist.
he doesn’t make a big show about them, so you likely won’t catch him fawning over your selfies anytime soon.
he’s very stealthy about his attachment to you. it’s unsettling how much he’s in love with you, he doesn’t know what to do with feelings.
sometimes a flutter of a thought will enter his mind— “Maybe I should just leave and start a life with her”— but as quickly as it comes up, he banishes it.
in his contacts he has a picture of you, and your name is “the girlfriend”, which is far nicer than any other contact name he has in his phone.
he always gets a smile on his face when you call him.
they’re in his gallery, because that’s where pictures go when you take them. he’s never even looked at them, because you’re normally the one who does it.
he’s incredibly, painfully dense about matters of the heart. you think it’s the cutest thing ever, so you don’t mind it.
one day before class, Mina sees him using his phone and asks him why he doesn’t have any pictures of you.
she explains in detail that couples normally have their phone screen set to a picture of their partner. he’s shocked and appalled that he had no idea, and asks her for help.
for the first time, he looks at the pictures you’ve taken of you both. it doesn’t show on his face, but he loves them all. Mina picks one out to set as the screen, but Shoto ends up being unable to decide and puts them all on a slideshow.
even the blurry pictures you took by mistake with the front camera instead of the back.
he doesn’t understand when Mina explains those aren’t good photos. they have you in them, so that makes them perfect.
NOWHERE, STOP ASKING! he doesn’t have any pictures of you and he definitely doesn’t take any when you’re not looking so SHUT UP.
and when you take pictures he’s always insulting them. “What kind of stupid face are you making there, huh?” “That’s embarrassing, you seriously like this crap?” “Gross.”
always asks you to send them to him, though. just so he can use them as examples of how not to take pictures— not because he likes them! because he doesn’t!
he has them all tucked away in a code-locked folder titled “TOP SECRET DON’T OPEN OR I’LL KILL YOU”. he goes through them every night before bed.
he gets immensely flustered if anyone walks in on him doing his nightly routine and spouts insults at the top of his lungs until they leave.
does not go to bed until he’s looked at and appreciated every single one. sometimes a genuine smile will slip through his tough facade. not that he’ll ever tell you, though.
hey! as an artist do you ever feel discouraged by the like/reblog ratio here? ive been postin art here for some time and ive found for every 20 likes i get maybe 1 reblog and while i dont wanna come over as greedy it like kinda discourages me :( i would rlly like to stay on tumblr bc it feels much more anonymous than insta/twitter but i also crave Validation ykno. ty in advance!
Okay, but I fear you won’t like my answer...
My reply is - no, I don’t, because tumblr actually makes it super easy to ignore the reblog/like ratio. The two are lumped together into a category called ‘notes’ so unless you are looking for it, you won’t know what your reblog/like ratio is, and it’s super easy to view it as a lump sum of people who saw your art and smiled.
Here’s the thing; liking vs reblogging is not personal. And it isn’t something to try to change the tide over. I’ve seen my fair share of posts on here AND twitter, with most of them CONDEMNING liking - going so far as to call it useless. But I disagree. Strongly.
My opinion on the matter is this - if people wanted to reblog the post, they would reblog it. If they don’t, the cards weren’t right. The stars didn’t align. It isn’t a matter of quality - it’s a matter of the right content being there at the right time for the right audience. Because let’s face is - PLENTY of stuff gets reblogged.... when the circumstances are right.
But the circumstances HAVE to be right. EXACTLY right. There has to be a CHAIN of the exact right circumstances. That’s how sharing ANYTHING works.
Let me put it this way - say we have a hypothetical follower called J.
J is scrolling his dashboard and comes across a post he likes, say, of a frog picture. He likes the post and has to make a decision - to reblog or not reblog the frog?
Say he likes the frog enough to reblog. It’s a natural thing - he wants to show it to his followers. He may not think of it consciously, but he’s following an instinct to share information with people.
But what happens after? Well, it’s not RANDOM. The thing is, J’s followers are NOT the followers of the blog he reblogged it from. They’re a degree of separation from the OP, and are therefore that much less likely to share interests that align with the OP’s content.
SO what happens is this:
Some people on J’s follower list see the frog and like it.
Of the ones that like it, a percentage are just liking out of habit and politeness.
A few are liking it to find it later and show it to their irl friends.
A few are liking it because they DON’T want to reblog it, because it doesn’t align with what they want to show to THEIR followers (who are, let’s be honest, even MORE removed from the OP’s frog-centric content).
And who’s to blame?
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE. Because you cannot force people to reblog stuff any more than you can force people to show their friend their phone when they see a funny meme.
Can you imagine something like this happening?
This is ridiculous, right? We cannot presume that people are not reblogging because they’re out to be malicious on purpose. Most likely they just aren’t motivated enough to share it in their own social circles for their own reasons - and that’s FINE.
Look, I get it. People not sharing your stuff gets you less notes. I get how that is disappointing. But if you put ALL of your motivation into internet clout, then you have to put effort into making your art VISIBLE. That’s the only way to get more reblogs.
For example, if you’re prioritizing visibility:
Get more social media accounts. Make sure the usernames are the same, or at least recognizable, across all social media.
Organize your art tumblr and twitter. Make a pinned post that shows off your best work. TAG! Learn common tags used for artwork similar to yours.
Interact with other artists! Comment on posts! Reblog others’ artwork!
NETWORK!!! That is the only way to guarantee that the flowchart of reblogs gets more than once branch.
Twitter circumvents this issue by shoving likes in your face as often as Retweets and that’s certainly one way to give your reblog-tree a boost, but it’s not foolproof. Tumblr has tags you can follow - and that DOES give you more of a possibility of getting reblogs of the content because if people are in a tag, they are LOOKING for stuff. On purpose. They already like what they see.
I feel your pain, I really do, because it took me literal YEARS to find an audience that consistently likes and reblogged my stuff. And your audience deserves to find you - but your followers aren’t your agent. It’s not their job to advertise on your behalf.
They’ll reblog when they want to - and that’s a good thing. It’s more genuine that way.
Hey all, remember when ‘Heathen’ was trademarked and it was super infuriating?
Well that stunt is getting pulled again. Someone who isn’t even a heathen is trying to trademark ‘Forn Sidr’ and is going after Forn Sidr of America for it.
I cannot emphasize enough how absolutely buckwild this story is. Even if you don’t donate to help FSoA cover legal fees, at least click through to read about the tea.
As always, please donate if you can but reblogs and reposts go a long way even if you have a small blog. Forn Sidr of America needs to achieve this goal by December 18th so it’s crucial this gets around!
• I feel like Draken is really protective like he’ll def want you to have your location on your phone at all times. just so incase there is an emergency he knows exactly where you are so he can get to you quicker. it probably comes off as controlling to outsiders but you know deep down he just has your best interest at heart and wants to keep you safe.
•Hakkai is so nervous around all females and i feel like it would take you forever to realize he likes you because he’s just soooo awkward. he would definitely confess by blurting out “ I-I L-LIKE YOU Y/N. A-AND I W-WANNA TAKE YOU O-OUT.” in the middle of a convo while being a blushing flustered mess. he’s a precious cinnamon roll who loves deeply and fiercely once he gets over his initial shyness.
•Hanma always wears that stupid smirk and he’s always so quirky. it’s hard to tell when he’s being serious. you will def get into fights with him because you feel like he thinks everything, including your relationship is a joke. but one day he surprises you and instead of smirking he’s actually genuinely smiling as he says he loves you. and you know it’s real because the normal playful look in his eye is replaced with a deep passionate one.
(a/n) this is kinda a test run to see if i’ll actually open up this blog for small requests. please like/reblog/follow if you like this it would be greatly appreciated! 🥺💓
ive never been happier with an episode. wrecker’s got his chip out, rex saves the day, we get echo talking about his twin with rex, we get omega and wrecker interactions and a good chance of action in the next episode.
I just couldn't possibly understand why people don't like reblogging things anymore. What is a tumblr blog but an amalgamation of the hundreds or thousands of quotes, rants, gifs, debates, pictures, art, and music you liked at one point? What is it, if not a chronology of your moods throughout the months or years, of every fandom you fell into and out of, of every mood you pursued in the tags, of every period of Internet history you lived? There is no order here, no veiled attempts at aesthetic. Someone I follow reblogs something beautiful or funny or ridiculous because they wanted to show it to me; they are saying, "here is a little piece of the Internet I enjoyed. I hope you enjoy it, too." A like is only another book added to a shelf, another hanger hung in a closet. But a reblog is a puff of air breathed into this monster of a website so it can keep running, another leaf to add to the many circling in the wind, so that someone may find it, pluck it out, and admire its beauty, too.
Anyways, please reblog the things you love because then, someone else can love them, too.