I’m following a lot of blogs on this one. 354 exactly. That’s more than twice the number I’m following on my personal. Most are poke-asks. The number hasn’t gone down for a few weeks now. That means none of the people I’m following have deleted their blogs. For a few weeks. I rarely ever see any of the drama that some of the people on the other thoughts blog complain about, either. Also, can we talk about how so many older blogs people have loved are suddenly coming back?
When I started this blog, I was afraid people would only see it as a fetish blog. But now I’ve got over 150 followers (even though I almost never update). People are actually mature enough to see past the apparent and realize that we actually try and make our characters…well, characters. And that heartens me. ^_^
When I left tumblr as ask-gentleman-xerneas, I got into a big fight with a friend I made on here. I was feeling really down and worthless, until I realized that everyone else understood and were supportive of my choice. And it was even more exciting to see them happy when I came back. It made me realize that I actually do have a purpose in a community, and that there’s a chance for me to do it in real life as well.
I’m very shy whenever I try to ask somebody something, but love it whenever someone comes over and asks me anything… I see everybody as more intimidating, but when somebody more popular than myself follows me, I wonder if they feel the same… I wonder if I’m alone on this kind of matter.
I have to be honest with ya. I was very shy coming into the community. My cousin had me join and it was the best thing that ever happen to me! I made ton of friends and I never thought people will like my character! Even though I’m still kinda shy, I know I will still have a good time here! Everyone is so kind and nice and I love them all!
Anonymous asked poke-ask-positive-thoughts:
I love being able to play around with ideas with the friends I’ve met! I’ve found so many creative and supportive people since I’ve joined this community and it’s really helped me enjoy making art and comics!
well also hello everyone from this abrupt hiatus
Anyway, I was thinking,
Should we keep the rule: “Submissions/Confessions including someone’s URL or name will NOT be posted. It’s toxic and will not be tolerated. If it continues we might have to block you.”
because now being a positive ask blog, I don’t think we have to worry about that as much as before.
Although, we still don’t want things like
Oh man Jim is the coolest ask blog ever!
I love jim’s art!
I’m so happy for jim, he’s got very nice- yadda yadda
so yeah, should we abandon this rule?
Sometimes, I wish that I had never made my ask blog because I feel as if I’m not social enough to run one. But then I remember the beautifully nice people that I did meet and all the fun I’ve had. And I just realize how greatful I am for y’all. I’ll try to not be so socially awkward/ have less social anxiety. Although that might take some time.