I thought I'd take a moment today to write a journal which is probably long overdue. I believe there is a common misconception floating around that CVs are so busy, that when you send us DD Suggestions, or other messages, you are being a bother.
Quite regularly the DD Suggestions I receive start with something along the lines of "I am sorry to bother you..." or "I know you are busy but.."
I'd like to assure you all that no suggestions you send, or any other type of contact made with me (or any other CV for that matter) is something to feel sorry or bad about (unless you are legitimately harassing us or something).
I've often heard community members talk about how many notes CVs get daily (often this number appears to be near 100) and I feel the need to say that this is very far from the truth. On average I receive maybe 5 notes a day. On a slow day I may not get any at all and on a busy day I may get up to 10. While I can not speak for other CVs here, I can assure you that my account has never seen 100 unread notes in a day, ever! To my knowledge none of the other CVs receive 100's of notes per day either.
After I've read my notes:
We are here to help support the community, it is what we signed up for after all. There is no reason that anyone should feel any type of guilt over suggesting a DD, or asking a CV for help or support. Really, please do reach out to us, we don't have cooties, I promise... well, photofroggy
might have cooties, but the good kind, so love on him too!
Feeling guilty? Enjoy this horse!
In all seriousness though, I'd like for people to feel comfortable approaching me and if there is anything I am able to do on my end to help you be more comfortable please let me know.
Yes, I do have a life outside of dA, and yes, I do a lot of things, but I assure you that you aren't going to take time away from me and my life that I do not have to give.
Since so many people are taking this as a good opportunity to suggest DDs I thought I'd add these articles to this journal as well