Ditch the like button
No, seriously. If you don’t have money to help out an artist financially, the second best thing is to reblog all the things you like. While liking it does tell the artist that “hey I really like this!” It does jack shit because the only ones who will see that are me and you.
Why do you think there are so SO many posts made by people that are literally summed down to “please reblog my artwork I need the notes!”? Because no one reblogs artwork. Unless you’re a ridiculously popular blog with thousands of followers, you’ll only end up getting 1 or no reblogs.
SO HELP OUT ARTISTS AND PLEASE REBLOG OUR ART, BECAUSE WE REALLY NEED THE VIEWS ;V;)/
THIS IS ALSO VITAL FOR AUTHORS/WRITERS!!
As my buddy devilishkurumi has said many many times, author visibility is unfortunately LEAGUES below visual artist visibility because fic takes MUCH more time and effort to consume.
If you read a fic and you decide you really love it or even liked it a little, please reblog it! Visibility for all artists!!
I feel like this is both helpful and appreciative towards artists you support, and important to understand, but by no means feel obliged or guilted into doing so. You might adore an artist but if it happens that their material isn’t right for your blog don’t feel shamed into reblogging.
this also goes for really any content creator on tumblr. The reason my title test far exceeds anything i’ve ever made in terms of notes was how conducive it was to reblogs. Reblogs are the only things that allow snowballing.