Again on this Exposure BS
Time and time again, people who repost try to reason with artists that they’re “helping” by “sharing” since it gives the artist exposure. Time and time again, artists have to explain that that excuse is complete BS. This excuse along with “I didn’t know who the artist was to ask for permission,” are probably the most irritating excuses that I get.
Since so many people still don’t get it, let me come in with a visual. Here are the current viewer stats on a comic I did a couple of months ago:
And here are the viewer stats of the dub by Sakura, to whom I give permission to:
As you can see, she has 700k+ views on her dub of my comic (which I’m quite honestly surprised by lol). I’ll start off by saying that I make Sakura wait at least a week before she can dub any of my content. By the time she uploaded her version, my video already had over 100k views. Since then, my video has racked up about 30k+ more views while hers goes on to get 700k+. That 30k+ is actually a lot more than usual. My views typically stagnate once Sakura puts out her version.
The majority of my traffic comes from suggested videos and since Sakura has a waiting period to dub, most people will find my new content and subscribe to me before I send her the files and she dubs it. Sometimes people will see my content first but aren’t even interested in subscribing to me.
Lol you guys don’t understand the level of salt I felt when I saw this comment on one of Sakura’s videos after I posted Booby Trap. Like I mentioned in a previous post about exposure, most people would rather follow aggregate accounts rather than follow individual artists. Exposure? Null and void. That person couldn’t even bother remembering my name despite liking my comic that had not even been out for a full day.
Another thing, sometimes, even with credits and whatnot, people seem
to overestimate the intelligence of their audience. You won’t believe
how many people will comment and praise the reposter for “their art”. It’s really amusing actually because I’ve heard Sakura repeat herself so many times saying “This isn’t my art!” and there’s even a disclaimer on the videos itself. Yet, I still see comments saying “I love your art!” Also funny that the opposite happens on my channel with people going “Who’s the artist?” “Did you draw this?” Here’s a fun case:
Someone actually left me this comment on a comic that Sakura hasn’t even dubbed yet. It had me going “what?????” I’m the only person who should have this comic. There shouldn’t be any mistake as to whose art it is.
And get this, Sakura’s channel is a popular channel.
Who the flying f*** do you think you are that you would be able to get me exposure if Sakura doesn’t even bring me much exposure? But you know what? It doesn’t matter if I get the exposure or not because if I tell you I don’t want you spreading my content around, you don’t spread it around. I’m not asking for your help nor do I need it. When an artist tells you to remove their art, you do it. Don’t f**king argue with your stupid bullsh*t.
On a side note, @princess-sakura-serenity, I caught up on the comments on this vid and I’m dying from all the comments about the moaning.