Hello Everyone!I have been wanting to write a helpful article about the impact of social media on artists (fine artists, writers, musicians, ect.) for a long time. Today I came across a simple forum post byResennar But I got it from :iconLucky978: that really spurred me to start some research. I want to gather some statistics and information from a wide variety of artists, so I thought a survey might do the trick. The survey is long. Feel free to complete it only partially or in it's entirety. Simply leave the sections that don't apply to you blank. Feel free to leave any extra comments at the bottom of the survey. Social Media Survey: General1. What is your age? (feel free to leave this blank or give a range if you are not comfortable with this question)24 on aug 1st2. What is your gender? (feel free to leave this blank if you are not comfortable with this question)Female3. List all social media platforms that you are regularly active on. What social media platform do you use more than any other? FB, FL, FA, twitter, gaia, what else @.@ 4. How many hours per day do you devote to increasing traffic to social media sites? hmm, I just do it willy nilly when I remember or have things to post 5. Do you spend money on advertising or marketing your social media sites? No money. Most of the time like fb you're wasting it on clicker farms that come from certain countries 6. Do you use apps to help control your social media sites? Nopes7. Have you ever purchased followers or likes on any social media sites? Nopes. I gain them through work, and friends, friends friends, and doing what I can to get me out there. 8. What sort of content to you contribute to your social media sites? If it is artwork, describe your work. I model so its my modelling.9. Do you weave your social media sites together with links and tabs? I tend to have my chrome open with the sites and then I link them sometimes to get more all around fans?10. What is your primary reason for sharing your art through social media? Getting my name out there and to be found I'd like to make modelling a career. DeviantART1. How many followers on deviantART do you have? 6052. How many pageviews on deviantART do you have? 33 8033. How many deviations do you have?
16514. Approximately how many deviantART followers do you feel are actually active? I think 15-30?5. Do you devote time to bringing traffic to your deviantART page? If so, how and how much time do you spend doing this? I tend to throw up sets and traffic comes, I throw up a poll they come, I throw up a journal they may come but comment lol6. Do you use deviantART's ad campaigns? Nopes. Modelling is self sufficient. 7. What is your most liked deviation, and how many views/likes does it have? lol 8. Are you surprised by your most popular deviation? Meet and greet with 1,287 views.
13 favourites were given for every 10 comments. Overall, their deviations received 5,140 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 6,819 times, while MsShinra made 4,409 comments, about 4.15 comments per day since joining deviantART. This means that MsShinra received 12 comments for every 10 that they gave.10. When looking at the front page, what tabs are you most likely to look at (ie. popular in 8 hours, newest, ect) I see whats new and interestingInstagram1. Do you have an instagram account? If no, please leave this section blank. instagram.com/msshinra2. How many followers do you have? 603. How many people are you following? 284. About how many followers seem to actually be active? 8 are VERY active5. How many posts do you have? 1226. How many likes does your most popular post have? idk dont feel like searching through them all to find out7. Do you try to increase traffic to your instagram site? If so, how and how much time do you spend doing this? whenever i feel like posting something o.o8. Do you try to get featured on popular profiles? You can do that?9. Do you pay for advertising? Nopes10. Have you ever paid for followers or likes? NopeFacebook1. Do you have a facebook page (not just a regular profile)? If not, please leave this section blank. www.facebook.com/theRealMsShin…2. How many likes does your page have? 1253. What kind of content do you offer? My non nudes xD4. What seem to be your most popular posts? sets versus random photos5. How many people who like your page seem to be active? 15?6. Do you actively promote your page? If so, how and how much time do you spend doing so? no7. Do you pay for facebook ads? No8. Do you try to get featured in facebook groups? noYoutube1. Do you have a Youtube account? If not, please leave this section blank. www.youtube.com/user/MsShinrat…2. How many followers do you have on Youtube? 163. What kinds of videos do you showcase? me gaming vlogs, randome moments when i can't sleep and sing songs for my friends >.>4. How many views/likes does your most popular video have? 87 views 5. Do you actively try to bring traffic to your youtube profile? If so, how and how much time do you spend doing so? i post a video when i feel like it6. Do you pay for advertising? no 7. Do you try to get featured on other profiles? noTwitter1. Do you have a twitter account? If not, please leave this section blank.2. How many followers do you have on Twitter? 53. What kinds of content do you share on Twitter? random short updates and pics from me4. Does Twitter seem to help funnel traffic to your other social media platforms? lol nopes its got the least amount of trafficRandom Questions Pertaining to Other Social Media Sites1. Do you have a Tumblr? yes2. How many followers do you have on Tumblr? 223. How many of those followers actively reblog and like your posts? i dunno4. Do you sell your work or products on sites such as storenvy, etsy, and society6? Nopes5. If you answered yes, how often do you sell a product? What products do you offer? 6. Do you auction your work on sites such as ebay? nopes7. If yes, do you find this to be a successful way to sell your work?Any random comments you may be able to contribute can be left here: Last but not least, please tag some deviantARTISTS who you feel might be willing to fill out this survey.Thank you so much for the participation, I know it is long, but it will be really helpful!If you wish to keep your results anonymous, feel free to note them to me.
9. Have you ever received a Daily Deviation?