ok so basically no i never think that way bc to me, if you like something enough to throw what is basically the equivalent of a back-pat at the author of the thing you like, why not take one extra step and reblog it so you can have it there to look at forever where its easily categorized, providing you use tags?
like, the spreading of information is how fandoms are built. that’s how people get interested in new media, that’s how people band together and start actively discussing it and getting excited about it, and when people get excited for something new, that helps the author bc that means there’s more initiative for the author to keep on truckin’ with this thing they love to do, which hopefully, will result in even more productivity from the author for this thing that is garnering interest while also ideally supporting the artist financially thru people who are, as i said, excited for this thing
i guess a lot of people just dont think about the fact that reblogging is a big deal for artists bc… to be frank, a lot of people who casually scroll through tumblr and like/reblog posts are not indie artists looking to catch a break or become financially independent through doing what they love to do. they’re spectators!
they dont know what goes into creating something sustainable and something that’ll catch the interest of others.
its especially hard for folks like me who, at one point, had a pretty sizeable following, but no longer have that due to some incredibly fucked up and unfortunate events (coughs spits on tumblr’s UI)
SO BASICALLY its like an economy. you reblog something, you spread info. when you spread info, you create interest. when you create interest, the artist gets crowded around to see what theyre gonna do next, thus creating demand. the artist then in turn creates the supply, creating more demand/spreading of information, etc. so there u go! it’s a small step to take to help an indie artist looking for stability through their craft.