Y’all, feedback to your artists is so important. Like we do it because we love to, don’t get me wrong. I get so much joy out of writing sappy shit for the characters I adore. Like it gets me through work so much that I’ve forgotten to check the time and have been late to leave just because I was writing lmao But part of that joy is sharing it with other people who might enjoy it to. That’s what fandom is really.
I’ve for sure lost drive for writing/cosplay due to low interaction with my work. It’s not even oh no, no one likes me or bah my work is bad cause no one is liking it. It’s just discouraging you know? Like there’s so many people here and no one could spare a like? Reblogs are way too much to ask for haha I still do what I love in the end but it doesn’t make me as motivated as I could be. And I mean like some of these people write stories as long and as good as any New York Times Best Selling authors do and they do it for free, most of the time as well as working or being in school or both. Holy crap you guys need some praise.
But literally all it takes for me is like one nice tag on a reblog, one nice comment on what I’ve crafted and I’m like OH MAN MAKE WAY I’M WRITING 50 MORE FICS FOR THIS PAIRING RIGHT NOW lmao It can be like “I liked this thing” and I’ll cry because it was so kind for someone to say that. I wasn’t gonna write at all tomorrow, and now I am, because someone was nice enough to say they liked something I did, something that was close to my heart.
I try to always reblog fics I like with a little note for the author, I leave comments especially for my rarepairs cause Lord knows they don’t get enough love as authors, and I try to reblog cosplay that comes across my dash because I know how special it is for me when people do the same. Its just, we share with the fandom to be apart of the community, to share with people who love the same things we do. Please remember the next time you read or see something you really love, to let the artist know. I can almost guarantee you, you’ll make their day <3