I don't know why am writing this, but lately I've been reading lots of journals for deviants who want to leave (or already left). I can describe it with one word. It feels like "Shit".
Sorry if I offended anybody with that word. It simply feels like that.
I think we need to think up about this. When everyone leaves it feels like something is missed. As if we had a full body but now we lost one eye, next we lose one leg... etc.
It's simply obvious (for most of those who leave) that the reason is: Dead relationship with deviants.
I can simply say "It's the technology" but I won't. Technology makes life easier till we got to a point that we don't want even to comment. Maybe it's just my theory. But I'd more like to say "It's the people"...
You see a deviant with no good pageviews, give him a comment, cheer him up, comment on his worst work to improve him. You didn't talk to a watcher or a friend for a while, say hello, ask how he's doing. It should make him think. Thinking makes some action inside of him. When he thinks, he's inside the canvas of deviantart. This makes him want this action back when he don't have it, so he'll always some back to get and give more and more...
So, whatever. It's the first time I write my feelings I think. I felt so bad about it so I wrote.
Anyway, good luck for you all.