Paul Gibbons

Joined August 2007

Paul is a landscape photographer and Digital Artist based in Lancashire England specialising in Landscape and nature images.

How Do You Bubble?

I know that people use Redbubble in different ways, people have different aspirations and expectations of how their art is viewed and judged by others, for example some people are experts and just want to sell their work, some are artists looking for inspiration and maybe tips on how to improve, others are just happy to share their photos of friends and family and maybe places they visit.

I would love to know what people expect of others, do you want people to reply to your every comment with a polite thank you? would you rather they just take a look at your work and return the compliment and make a comment or favourite if they feel some work is worthy of that or are you happy with no response at all?

I am a keen amateur trying to improve, if I sell something then that is a massive bonus and the money I earn goes towards my hobby. I have a rule to not upload more than 1 new work a day as swamping people’s inbox is the best way to be removed from their watchlist, I have removed people for doing that.

I comment and favourite work I feel merits it, I hope that that person will not reply to my comments as I do not want any thanks for spending a few moments looking at their work. I would however like it if they visited my profile and took the time they would in replying to see what my work is like and leave comments if they see something they like.

Recently I am becoming more and more dissillusioned that after spending hours commenting and viewing peoples work I get very few comments and views in return, i am considering moving my focus to other sites I am a member of to view, comment and favourite, are my expectations too high for redbubble?

I would really love to know what other people think, maybe I am being unreasonable, which wouldnt be the first time lol.

I of course will never leave redbubble, maybe I just need a rest….or a holiday!

Thanks for reading.


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