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How important is popularity to you? From 1 to 5, 5 being most important. 

40%
734 deviants said 3. It is nice to to popular but I am also ok if I ain't.
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503 deviants said 2. Its not important, but sometimes I do dream of what it feels like.
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405 deviants said 1. Don't give a flying duck, it means nothing.
9%
175 deviants said 4. It is quite important to me actually.
2%
28 deviants said 5. POPULARITY IS MY LIFE. I NEED THIS!

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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Photographer
1-2. My friends mean more than a bunch of people that may or may not care. Quality Over Quantity. But it's still fun meeting new people. :)
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yozoru Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist

I never cared about popularity and never will. I only have a group of close friends that I hang out with. It's better than having a bunch of fake friends that aren't actually there for you.

 

The more popular you are, the more drama you have to deal with.

 

 

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Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually am not sure what it means except to have many many different people know who you are but I would not care I think as long as these people were nice and did not think poorly of me. Other then that I live alone.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Since I'm homeschooled, my church was always like my "school" place. I was never very "popular," per se, but in my last year there everyone started giving me warm greetings and well wishes. We moved last June, and have barely returned...it really breaks my heart, cuz that church really felt like home to me, but...you know... :no:
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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5!!! I really want to be popular u_u..
I wonder how does that feel..
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I put a 3, but I think eventually I at least need an audience since art is something I will do for a living. Popularity would be nice to get at least an audience.
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SoraStarChan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Popularity is an illusion, at least in my mind. I was always told growing up that as long as you have one good friend who'll stick by you, you don't need anything else in the world.
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mike-horo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Im a graphic designer. I need to be popular so my work can sell.
For grown up's, Thats what popular means.
Can also mean girls or boy chase you... but thats something i dont care for.
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FaithWalkers Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Myself, I don't want to be popular, but I really want my story to become popular because I've been working hard on it. I would like to see people cosplaying as my characters. ;w; Even if I'm not super famous, I'll be happy if my story does make it somewhere.
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BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Same here. C:
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DomDozz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's important, it directly affects my commission income lololol XD
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
i threw my answer down as number 4, but i only meant it in the world of art. Outside that domain, i couldn't care less.
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I went for number 4. I'm trying to start a career in the entertainment industry, which popularity is kind of essential for. I don't need it for my personal satisfation, though...
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
3: I don't need to be SUPER POPULAR, but I would like to be popular eouth that lot's of people look at my stuff
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, It doesn't matter, but I've often wanted to know what it'd be like
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JJoploo47 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, I'm kind of in a state of my life where I have absoletly NO friends, and yet, I'm pretty joyful xD
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KennethM16 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Me too I think it is really piontless being popular if you don't have any true friends
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JJoploo47 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most definitely! I'd rather have no friends than fake friends.
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EquidnaRojo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Popularity doesn't seem to be important to me (as long as I got my friends, there's no need to be too popular. ) But then a desire to be popular is what spurred me into posting stuff here on dA to begin with. It's the whole reason I strive to improve at all, so at the same time, it means everything. I just worry about getting so popular that I end up neglecting fans or especially friends (it's happened before.)
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Gundaam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i care less of being a popular figure, so is 0 of me giving a flying duck
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Ribbons-Yukari Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Alternatively:

Popularity honestly doesn't mean *anything* to me in my personal life and never has, not even as a kid (wanting to be treated with courtesy =/ anything to do with popularity). But most ironically, success in my professional life depends on it in a big way.
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HORKEDupfastfood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
when I think about something like that, it's not the popularity itself but it's more just being able to make a living off of art but while also drawing what you like rather than doing what others want you to to get popular, but that's just cause I don't like the idea of being glorified or looked up to too much,
I guess it doesn't really matter what you choose because as long as you're not an asshole then everythings alright C:
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marshchoco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I dont give a duck :3
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Kajiji Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
And not a single flying DUCK was given this day!!!!
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Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends. In terms of Social popularity, I don't give a flying duck.

In terms of popularity for art, it's pretty important, because all those people are potential customers. Though, I don't need to tell you that lol
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bittersweetchoco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I don't want popularity as in random praises from here and there, I want legitimate friends and to build up a solid reputation as a good deviant. <3



Besides, I joined deviantArt to use it as a storage site for my digital works, HAHAHAHAHAH //shot
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InPBo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
its nice but i kinda feel like a wallflower... i'm insible to others.. better usually i don't like others to notice me... i'm just too shy to talk or mingle with others(i'm afraid to say something that might hurt the other or something like that) its a stupid fear but its being overcomed litle by little :) ...

but i believe that it is nice to be popular but that isn't ALL of your life porpose. I think its nice per exemple, You're an artist, its good to be reconised and recieve critics to improve your skils and so that you can share or sell your art it is good to have someone that apreciates and likes your work. its like that someone listen to you, its like they care about you and if you need help they'll try to help you like friends... don't know just saying :)
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kingboosbiggestfan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really could not care less. -9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999!
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TwitMicky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It doesn't bother me so much, though it would be nice to have at least a few friends.
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Butterlord120 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always like to grow my audience, but if the people who watch me like my stuff I'm happy with that.
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Pikachuvz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't really strive to be popular, mostly because I'm shy and I prefer to be left alone, but I do wonder what it would be like to be popular.
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Airiemi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't mind not being popular at this moment but in the future when I need to make a living out of art, popularity will matter. ><
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devonta-66 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i picked one cuz i dont care for friends but when it comes to art my answer would have to be 4, for the sake of having well success.
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vivian-z Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh good question
I guess popularity is important for people who are planning to make a career out of what what they do, it brings in much more commissions and therefore support for what they do. but then again popularity isn't something that's just gained overnight (ok sometimes it is but still), so if a person is very popular, they most likely earned it haha
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked 4. Because you're right! it does affect me financially! I need more people to commission me for plush, and the only way that can happen is if they know about me! You can never have enough publicity. In fact... if anyone reads this... they'll be like "hey i should look at Wrabbit's plush now..."
Thanks for the accidental publicity, Ry! Lol, totally didnt think about that @_@
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That would be a fee of $100 for advertising on my page thank u.
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@n@ oh no!
*runs away*
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if we are talking about overall popularity, i hate it. when it comes to deviantart, i have a different opinion. i dont want to be popular, i want to draw better so my art would be liked by many many people (including myself) and would make people feel something. thats my definiton of being popular on dA :p so, yes, i want!
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sandraman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I actually don't give S*** about if i am popular or not.

I do, sometimes wonder what it would be like, to be some kind of popular singer or some other popular star person that everybody would recognize if walking at the street.

Then i remember all the things that the celebrities have to endure. (Stalkers, paparazzi, gossip magazines, people who do not take the subtle hint to move on.)

And then i thank any god or goddess who might be interested that i am not known in spotlights.

And it is nice to have comments and critic in DA.
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CrazedRandomness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. I'm the type of person who doesn't give a flying "duck" what people think of me. Popularity is in the eyes of the beholder anyway, similar to beauty. There is no true, concrete definition.
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Sangcoon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it would feel nice to be a least a bit popular. i guess i want to feel loved... or really i just want people to love my OCs ahhhhaaaaa

also wish maybe people would commission me idk
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H-T0WN Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I picked 2. Popularity itself isn't important to me, and it's not that I dream about what it feels like, I just wish I had the exposure that came with popularity on art sites. I think it would be really helpful with commissions and getting. Rituals and feedback on art. As for the actually popularity I don't care to be honest. I have a handful of watchers that seem really fond of my art and that's enough for me. :>
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ArtisticAnri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree.^^
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H-T0WN Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* getting critique. What the hell autocorrect?! Haha.
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Sugar-Thief Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
LOL im assuming this poll is related to art since every time I come here I only think of art xD
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Sugar-Thief Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Its sad to say but popularity is important if you want to make a living in the art industry. :$

I hate it when popular artists say they don't care about popularity and that its being selfish if your looking for attention. Being popular does give off a selfish aura but it is vital to have an audience if you want to get commissioned ...

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LDMythos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a good streak during university in terms of popularity. I wasn't exactly the guy people hanged out with, mostly because I'm not much of a group person, but pretty much everyone knew who I was and everybody liked me. Considering how many groups formed in our course during those years and how some people hated each others' guts, it was nice to be the one guy everyone liked with no reservations. Hell, I managed to know my girlfriend because she knew I was a good guy before I talked to her - she wasn't really in a phase where she wanted to know new people, but I got a pass because of my good reputation and it worked out well in the end.

So, basically, I go with number 3. I'm fine with not being popular, but I had a period when I sort of felt like I was and it was good, but nothing I can't live without.
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cayiika Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are we talking about popularity as in being popular around the people you hang out with or about an actual community? If it's the latter, I'd love to have some people who appreciate what I do but, honestly, I'd hate to have a giant-ass fanbase of which I don't even know most of its members and of which I can't thank / talk to everyone individually.
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Crisosphinx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I voted 4, but 3 is how I actually feel. The reason is because I feel that in order to get commissions, I need to be known. In order to have a good job, I need to be known. At the moment, I'm going through some difficult times because I'm 1) not popular in certain regards, 2) not well-known enough to get commissions either on DA or off of DA (real-life), and 3) it can provide me with critique, which I do not get often, anymore.

So, realistically, it's extremely important to me, but not my life. I need people to help me improve via a fresh eye. I need to get another job soon, because I'll be losing mine. Popularity, in a sense, would provide me with both. However, personally, I could care less, as popularity can lead to jealousy/hatred/power, and all three can corrupt a person.
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It's important to me that the popular people, or the people I consider popular, don't have anything against me because that would be a real shame. For this reason I'm not popular, I stay hidden under the coat of i-have-friends-in-almost-every-clique and then no one has a clear opinion of me and then they can't really be wrong or right. :thumbsup:

Popular kids at my school are all pretty decent people though. Like they party and do drugs and chew and play way too much sports, but other than the fact that we're complete opposites, I get along with them pretty well. :)
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