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Toshubi

What does it take?

Ok so i've been looking over all the art and stories that seem to have a high populatity rate. Some of this art and/or stories seem to be lacking in either quality or talent, but they all have one thing in common...
Sex, and lots of it.
Is this what it takes to get watchers and comments? Why does it seem that only the stories and pics containing vast amounts of nudity and sex get any attention? (I have a few sexual pics in my favorites too. So don't think I'm saying it's a bad thing, but I do have some faves that aren't sexual too.)
I just want to know if massive amounts of sex are what will bring in some readers and get me some faves and watches. I don't really do all this for the money, it's just another one of my attempt to get some friends.
Perhaps I should just give up on the friends thing, and start trying to make money with it.
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
 
xephion
6 years, 10 months ago
if you want an honest opinion i dont watch you for the sex (i didnt even know you draw porn normally i just see the comic) i like the sex but i watch you because of your comic thats what make me want to watch you i know is not much but one is better nothing i suppose XD
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
I don't normaly draw porn. (I only have one "soft core" porn pic on here.) :P
I am glad you like the story and I will keep drawing it. I'm just trying to see what will draw in more readers.
Netreek
6 years, 10 months ago
well, so far you have the only ongoing comic here. I really hope you don't stop. The story is really intriguing.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Don't worry. I will continue drawing the comic. I'm just trying to find a way to get more readers. Thanks for the input. :)
JTPF
6 years, 10 months ago
What we can do is promote your account :3
tarotwolf
6 years, 10 months ago
My housemate Jybian tells me that he found your comic on "drunkduck.com" -- something I'd not heard of until today. He's not an InkBunny follower per se; all this tells us, I suppose, is that you have multiple venues, and that should help boost the total number of followers.

In my own case, I began on FA, found IB much later, and due to complications (long story), I've stopped posting on FA at all. I then found SoFurry, where my stories have garnered 2000 hits in only a month, rather than the less-than-900 hits on FA over more than two and a half years. SoFurry began as YiffStar, and it seems to favor the writer a bit more than the graphic artist; however, due to various factors that shall go unmentioned, drift from FA to IB/SF seems to be benefiting those who go there.

I don't comment often, partially because I'm wrapped up in the story, and partially because (as you can see) I'm a wordy bugger who's been told to sod off once or twice. I follow regularly, and if something particularly catches my attention, I'll make a note. This may be cold comfort, but I for one am watching avidly. It's a brilliant story.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for replying. I'm not "upset" or anything. I'm just trying to find a way to gain more readers.
Since you found that other account, you may have an advantage over those reading here on I.B.
RuthofPern
6 years, 10 months ago
The thing is....I go for the thumbnails when I pick what I want to read or look at.  I have limited time...being in my thirties.  You know, RL things etc like working a 70 hr week!  At the moment, all your recent postings are your comic...which is huge.  I still haven't read it's begginning, just what I have commented on in the later chapters.

A few more charactor sheets like your last one, may drag a few more readers in, as new people may click on the thumnail, then be put off by the hugely high page numbers.

Just a thought.

Oh and reg. the sex....Furs and scales love it, so that will always sell etc.  And on IB of course, cub material, though that doesn't excite me personally.  A good yarn, written sensitively does though.

Yours R.o.P.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Ok what you say makes sence to me, but why is it that an comic or pin up with good art get passed up for a badly drawn comic with no plot, but has tons of cub porn or scat or whatever. Based on what you have said, these thumbnails should get passed over and the quality artwork would be selected. I guess what I am trying to do is justify wether or not I should put up some porn on my page here to try and draw in a bigger audiance. If I draw some adult material with good quality images, will that do the trick?
Just a thought. I'm not upset or anything, just trying to make sense of it all.
RuthofPern
6 years, 10 months ago
I would say of you are going to try and build your popularity on here, put a few good quality sexy pics up.
Arious
6 years, 10 months ago
I use a bit of sex here and there.  In fact I'm working on something special with your comic in mind, something you might even be able to use as a sort of back story comic which could draw attention to your own series.
rmccool
6 years, 10 months ago
I think its the car wreak factor.. folks look at things that they want a closer look at cus its odd or shocking.. the same factor kicks in at duck.. porn comics get high readership.. ducks remodel about killed me off.. page views dropped from 3000 to 375..   I no longer have any idea where I am in the ranking.... I fear I dont know  the magic way to get more viewers..Im here to keep an eye on friends who are here.. the preference for ruff sex here by viewers has sort of keep me from posting things here... why..cus I view  the relationship between 3 people in "kick" as sharing something deeper then porn..  ..I fear that deep work would be received badly or mocked here..  
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Perhaps you have a point. But what I can't figure out is that such low quality work gets so many hits. There are comics and drawings on this site that get tons of views and comments, but the artwork quality is terrible! It doesn't even look like any effort was put into anatomy or even just trying to get it to look good. But it's pics of young cubs having sex so it gets tons of hits, or just regular sex even though the pics look awful. (And I'm talking art quality, not subject matter.) Are folks so desperate to see "forbidden porn" that they are willing to lower their art standards to the ground floor?
XValentine
6 years, 10 months ago
Welcome to Inkbunny, remnants of "SoftPaw" Magazine.  

Personally I haven't started reading your comic because I think that something that big should be on its own website (and from what I've seen the art could use a little bit of a makeover.  The anatomy is really good for the most part but its not the most amazing thing I've ever seen.  The color choices don't seem terribly fantastic and its lacking a sort of flashiness.  Don't take that the wrong way though, I'm sure its very good.  Just saying that you shouldn't rack your brain so hard to think of something when you still have quite a lot of room to improve.  Still, better than a lot of stuff I see on here (I can't even draw so what room do I have to talk?)

Eh, ignore me.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for the honesty. I know my artwork isn't the best out there, but I do try and put some effort into each pannel and I believe that shows. As for the color choices... eh (Shruggs shoulders) I dunno what to say to that. As for having my own website, I'm not a programer and don't have the knowhow to build a proper website, and since this is all done for free I really don't want to pay for someone to build and maintain one. I am always striving to improve and trying to find ways to make the comic more interesting. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, hope you will take a bit more time to read the comic or check out some of my other artworks here.
XValentine
6 years, 10 months ago
I'd be glad to. Will get around to that shortly.  Another thing to consider is that a lot of people watch people because of connections they have to people they're already watching.  It's really weired, but that's society for you.  Popular will always outweigh good.
rmccool
6 years, 10 months ago
I think one factor on cub.. is it often has a thumbnail  so you cant see what it is till you click it..  kick refs the one and only pic I've up loaded here...
rmccool
6 years, 10 months ago
other thoughts on the quality issues rather then the page view issue... I do a huge volume of work.. a comic panel can take hours... quality work takes longer.. when I do naughty bits... they are mostly quick doodles.. of ideas I find humorous .. I don't bother to take  the time to take them past ruff out. pencil work... why?  they aren't meant for any eyes but mine to see..  would folks look at them here?  no idea..  
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
BTW. What is "Kick"?
JAvatar80
6 years, 10 months ago
Hey Toshubi, I love the comic, and you're one of my few watches/favs/whatever-it's-called-here. I enjoy the dichotomy of the story lines, between the feudal-era on land, and the science-fiction-esque on the station. <3 the non-porn with your art, and am glad I found it.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Glad to hear you are enjoying the comic! I am also working on a short story accompanied with a single pic. If you haven't checked it out already. Thanks for commenting!
ginrei
6 years, 10 months ago
i honestly didnt start watching you for sex. i enjoy the story that you've laid out so far in your comic and am genuinely waiting for what happens next.
Toshubi
6 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for that. :)
I may put some more mature rated stuff up here in the future, but it won't take priority over the content that is already here.
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