I come back to dA and see:
1)5000+ deviations and 777 notifications
2)many interesting thoughts in my friends' journals
3)some new (or not as new as "undiscovered") features
4)enough suspended long comments and notes deserve something more than "thank you" in reply
5)several new artist I don't watch just because I didn't stumble on them before
and so on.
A typical situation: "damn it, TOO MUCH too handle". A typical reason: the "passive flow" (new things I'd like to explore) is too abundant while "active flow" (thing addressed to me personally) is just a trickle. A typical conclusion: I'll handle it some day later A typical impression: the artist is missing...
I'm not missing; I've just spent time on thinks, not things (even if these things are your works and comments :shy You have to do it from time to time if you're not a lurker. After all, you hear much more when you're silent and see much more when you're invisible...
Now I'm back again. I won't even try to drink up that ocean of art (hopeless idea ) but I'll try to find some fish spots and tell you if the fish is tasty
See you soon!