I posted my first edit and no one likes it and i feel like ugh never again!!! I need motivation and inspiration please help me? I feel like this is a normal thing to go through with a new blog but i feel put down
hey nonnie!! you’re right, this is completely normal. for most people (me being included) the first few edits don’t turn out very well. especially now, since tags are not working properly, and a lot of people will miss seeing your post under a tag.
I know notes is a big motivation factor, but I would recommend focusing more on what you’re creating. make stuff for your fave books, characters, and ships, and have fun while you’re making it! try to not make it for the notes, or for gaining followers, because it’s really not fun at that point.
try to challenge yourself with different types of edits! try new things (gifs/picspams/moodboards/posters/etc) and colors, and see which you enjoy making more of. that’s how you’ll become more confident with your own edits.
as for notes, honestly, I would say try to not worry too much about it. I know it’s easier said than done. but I’ve noticed sometimes, I spent hours and hours on an edit, and it doesn’t reach the amount of notes I want, but when I spend 15 minutes making an edit, it gets high amount of notes. so, notes are pretty unexpected.
keep in mind, if your post does not have many notes, it’s not because no one likes it, it’s because not enough people have seen it.
please keep making stuff! it’s really fun and a great way to cry over your fave characters :D
Lapis redesign because I dislike her canon one. Specifically because of the fact she doesn’t really have any shapes that really DEFINE her, like Garnet = Squares, Amethyst = Circles, Peridot = Triangles ect, I associated her with a water drop shape cause…. y’know w a t e r.
Also got rid of the horrid neon blue colors and gave her speckles of yellow, like the ACTUAL LAPIS LAZULI GEM HAS. Why didn’t she have any sort of yellow incorporated into her design in the first place.