This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone. I've really quit deviantART for a long time, but I never really announced it. Now I am.
While I still plan to log on frequently, respond to notes, sometimes comments and the like, I'm not going to be looking at everyone's work and comment on it. Nor will I upload any new work.
1. Commenting on things on deviantART is tedious. I mainly joined deviantART to keep up with my friends and comment on their artwork. I feel that, over the years, I've accumulated a lot of friends/acquaintances, which just made things more difficult as far as commenting goes. I don't talk to 90% of my friends from here anymore. 95%, maybe. Dare I say 99%. Some of it's my fault, some of it isn't. *I frankly haven't been making an effort to log on my IM programs to talk to the ones that have it, but.. oh, I'm getting off track.
I don't want to unfollow a lot of people whom I don't keep in contact with, because that would give me very few people to follow. Which would fix the problem, but then, what would I have to say? There's some people I won't unfollow because I've known them for so long, but because we haven't spoken in forever, what am I suppose to say about their work? About their characters? I haven't been keeping up. I have nothing to say, which makes me sad. God knows how many birthdays I've missed, which I feel terrible for.
2. I don't find deviantART fun anymore. I don't find the need to share my work. I don't feel I have anything worth sharing. I don't have the motivation to create as I once did, and when I do, I usually keep it to myself.
I've been drawing less and less. When I draw, I usually end up not being happy with it. Practice makes perfect, I know, but I just don't have the passion to draw anymore. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy drawing when I finally get the urge to, but none of it is worth sharing to me. Not to a lot of people. ... not that I have a ton of people following me.
DeviantART is tedious for me. I've lost my passion to draw and share art, characters, etc.
I may change my mind and come back, because deviantART is the only art site I like right now, even if I can't keep up the responsibility that I feel comes with it. Maybe I'll unfollow a lot of people if I come back. I don't know. Time will tell.
If you need to contact me, send me a note. I may be quitting, but I'll still log on daily just to check for notes. You can also contact me on Twitter, which you'll find on my dA page. I'm almost always connected to it one way or another.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
*Yes, I'm specifically referring to you, ~AFallensDream
I'll try to log on more.