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A letter to young artists

Posted by SUSSYBAGEL - 4 days ago


Hey there!


Something I've been asked a lot recently is "how do I make friends with popular users?"


Let me tell you something.

I get that you're excited to meet new people, and you look up to and idolize more experienced artists.


My advice is DON'T FORCE FRIENDSHIPS.

Artists and internet celebrities are still human people, and randomly DMing people you don't know is an invasion of privacy and can even come off as a bit creepy.


And yes, I know I'm guilty of doing it too, but being on Newgrounds has taught me alot of things. I've become much more mindful and considerate.


If you really want to build up relationships, start off small. Leave nice comments or even just an honest criticism. Make some fanart, say good things, just little stuff. Once you've got their attention (and they show interest) try sending a friend request! BUT, and this is a HUGE BUT, if they turn your request down, don't force it. Maybe their shy, maybe they are busy. And sometimes, as much as you hate it, maybe they just don't like you, and that's okay. They have every right to dislike you, their only human. Sometimes you have to accept that and move on. But NEVER harass someone, that's not cool and it will only ruin your reputation.


Most importantly, respect boundaries! Don't draw offensive content that you know they aren't comfortable with. I've gotten in trouble for some things in the past, I'm not perfect either, but if someone asks you to delete something, just do it. Don't make a scene, don't argue about it, apologize to them and take it down.


Hope this helps ( ◜‿◝ )♡


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Oh so that's how it is supposed to go, thanks for advice ^^

Hmm interesting

A very good advice I can give within the realm of this topic is to just concentrate on yourself. It is best if people don't try surfing on other's fame for their own benefit. Wanting to be friends with someone because they're popular is wrong. That doesn't make good friendships. Be active, work on your art or whatever it is you like to do and I guarantee you'll meet people along the way that will be interested in what you do... not what you are.

THIS! ☝️

yes yes, I completely forgot to mention that!

If you only want to get close to someone just because they're popular (and not because you genuinely like them and their art) you're in the wrong.

All good advice, and yea I agree with you and OliRO in the comments as well. (cue me being shy even after I friend someone and then even if I wanna message them I don't) some of us got social anxiety.