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How do you do it?

Pantheros

you are me, and i am you
the trick is to communicate with your fellow furs that do similar work! you simply have to talk to them... exchange ideas, philosophy, tricks and such... if you both become buds then its mission complete!
the little fanbase you both have will be shared between both of you, since you both do similar work and have similar personalities.
just be sure not to start chillin with your complete oposites or annoy people too much :D

im too lazy for all that so bid you good luck!
 

RedLeFrench

Writer extraordinaire
On a personnal note, I've tried being popular, but it always failed miserably, so I stopped believing and just decided to be myself, all obnoxious and French that I am ^^'

It really is a matter of having the right conversations at the right time. If you happen by chance to meet and befriend a guy that is quite popular, than it can spiral out of control and next thing you know, you hang out with most of the nicest celebs. Will that mean you will become a celeb too ? Well, I've got tens of fans even though Benzaie (and other French video makers) knows me kinda well now, soooo... Relationships can help, but the quality of your work will be the determining factor. Put out somehing awesome that people will want to share.

Sorry if I'm not being all clear, I still have not recovered from my mental meltdown ^^'
 

RedLeFrench

Writer extraordinaire
As far as I know you gotta keep productive, posting once a day helps.
Other than that, streaming half nude if your female, I've seen a few of those get quite popular.

First option : good. Being a spammer of art really helps.
Second one : Hell. No. Why ? Because sure you become popular, but then there comes the public image of someone with very loose morality, and you get destroyed by fellow "populars". And you do not want to get slammed by others, especially if they're known.
 

RedDagger

Member
Related to this, I have a question of my own: why is it that all I see on discussions about Furry porn is that it's cheap, overdone and generally negative considering its popularity, but it's still so popular?
Is this one of those things where the few people who actually discuss things and get involved have a wildly different opinion of the majority who skim through content?
 

Carnau

Ice cream is the only way
Haha you actually give a damn about popularity? The only reason I see the appeal in popularity is if you're trying to score a better job position and you need your boss to notice you.
@RedDagger: FA users =/= forum users.
 

Kragith Zedrok

Black and Red All Day Long
As far as I know you gotta keep productive, posting once a day helps.
Other than that, streaming half nude if your female, I've seen a few of those get quite popular.

I try to post once a day either o the forms or content, I don't want randome stuff in my content, it was a goal of mine to post my drawing progress, but I'm not satisfied showing my bad work. I don't stream, I'm a dude lol.


Haha you actually give a damn about popularity? The only reason I see the appeal in popularity is if you're trying to score a better job position and you need your boss to notice you.
@RedDagger: FA users =/= forum users.

Not necessarily, I don't want to be a "worthless blip" on a forum, my goal when I'm on forums is to talk with new people and have friends to share interests with. This community is very diverse with its people, something that I enjoy is talking with people from around the world. Having the opportunity to Comissions someone from across the pond is also cool. I'm social when it comes to these things, that's all.
 

Wither

Is honestly confused by life.
Related to this, I have a question of my own: why is it that all I see on discussions about Furry porn is that it's cheap, overdone and generally negative considering its popularity, but it's still so popular?
Is this one of those things where the few people who actually discuss things and get involved have a wildly different opinion of the majority who skim through content?

Er, most of us are just self-deprecating snarky, sarcastic, assholes.

For me though, it's so obvious that porn is what furfags really want to see and I fit in that group :u. I acknowledge its awfulness, but do it regardless just because damn well can.

Slutting gets you far in the social world, surprisingly.
 

wintin

New Member
Things can happen by pure coincidence a lot of times. Sometimes you might hit the nail on the head by accident and *bam* you have a huge following. Also anything porn related usually always attracts a ton of horny teens.
 

Kragith Zedrok

Black and Red All Day Long
Things can happen by pure coincidence a lot of times. Sometimes you might hit the nail on the head by accident and *bam* you have a huge following. Also anything porn related usually always attracts a ton of horny teens.

Hopefully this comic Im working on is the trick.

How about "JUST BE YOURSELF."
I have 102 watchers & I pretty much post whatever stuff.
In my opinion, I have shitty content.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/crystalthevixen/

Interesting, but you can draw xD. I think the first ticket is being able to draw in a clean manor. Currently Im not the best at drawing, like I have stated before Im going to be learning how to draw, I won't stop until Im satisfied with my own style. Don't care how many classes I need to take, Im just going to do it.
 

Ziaki

Member
I wouldn't say I'm super popular but my name and photos get recognized enough.
I had a service to sell so I bought a 1 month advertisement for 20$ and filled up all of my yarn tail slots for last year. I ended up doing 20 or so tails last year. I do my best to provide quality customer service so those people tell their friends and so on.
When i'm not on hiatus I try to post content on the regular. Yarn tails take a while so I try to do at least one every other week unless i'm working on a really big one. Sometimes I fill in the gaps with art but i'm not that good and it takes forever for me to draw something decent.
 

wintin

New Member
Hopefully this comic Im working on is the trick.



Interesting, but you can draw xD. I think the first ticket is being able to draw in a clean manor. Currently Im not the best at drawing, like I have stated before Im going to be learning how to draw, I won't stop until Im satisfied with my own style. Don't care how many classes I need to take, Im just going to do it.

I look at some videos people have on youtube for example and say they have a ton of videos that average say 300k views, then they may have one video that deals with a certain topic and all of a sudden they hit over 7 million views. Even though the other ones were meant to be serious. I guess its an example of stupidity sells.
 

Kragith Zedrok

Black and Red All Day Long
I look at some videos people have on youtube for example and say they have a ton of videos that average say 300k views, then they may have one video that deals with a certain topic and all of a sudden they hit over 7 million views. Even though the other ones were meant to be serious. I guess its an example of stupidity sells.
Youtube is a curveball, you need a stupid video to become famous there. Like a song about a fox lol.
 

TheRH100

阴茎 :V
I'm thinking of dropping the art fame, though my style has improved, some of the art class is paying off, not digitally.

My next goal popufurity will be to be a fursuiter-rapper. Of course my rapping won't be about shooting people, getting "hoes", and throwing my money everywhere. Rather it would be something like Pitbull (google him).
I wonder how people would feel about a person doing covers of pitbull's music, shooting convention music videos, and wearing a partial fursuit, the character's hair being a fade from black to green in the strands.

Also I wonder where animation will take me? Here is my most recent one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXVKqkZoAhE
 
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Mr. Sparta

Scale Face
I don't necessarily want to be popular, just remembered. Like that guy you hung out with in high school that sticks in your mind years after graduation day. I want that to be me.
 

funky3000

Galactic Overlord
I don't necessarily want to be popular, just remembered. Like that guy you hung out with in high school that sticks in your mind years after graduation day. I want that to be me.

I'm the same way. If I become popular, cool; I'm popular. If I don't, I at least want to leave my mark.
 

sniperfreak223

More Metal Than You !!!
apparently I either need to start making NSFW stuff or more headpieces to become a popufur.
 

Fiab

Crazy enough
Gimmicks or some sort of thing that makes you relatively unique (style, characters used, etc). Just gotta be wary of infamy, that and not to stray too far from yourself with your work. Popularity for just the sake of popularity with no interest in what got you it can be quite taxing.
 

Wax

Always tired
Has anyone made the obligatory, "I was expecting this thread title to refer to sex and I was disappointed," comment yet?
 
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