People are apparently under the impression that reblogging someone’s art and adding a comment is frowned upon and that can’t possibly be true, every artist I know of sees a reblog-comment as like the ultimate definitive reward for their hard work.
Obviously don’t feel bad for NOT adding a comment if you’re shy or just don’t know what to say, but if there’s something you would like to say about a drawing you’ve liked enough to reblog, I’m pretty sure most artists crave hearing it.
This applies to art, fic, dumb theories, whatever! I totally love reading tags and commentary!
Definitely re-emphasizing that ALL reblogs, likes, etc are awesome! So don’t feel bad/feel obligated to add something if you don’t want to, but don’t hold back if you DO wanna add something because you’re worried it’s rude.
(and yeah, don’t feel pressured if you don’t have anything to add – reblogs/likes are awesome, and I’m happy to know that ppl like stuff. But if you want to comment/tag, that is also awesome! )
Seconding (thirding?) all of this. Liking, reblogging, discussing, messaging about, commenting via tags = ALL AWESOME.
The only thing not okay is taking someone else’s work and claiming it’s your own. That’s what we in the biz refer to as a dick move.
FWIW, I totally agree. I don’t art, but I do fic, and when people reblog it, it’s amazing. When they reblog it and add commentary, either via tag or post addition, that’s SUPER AMAZING. Even if it’s just this tag: “#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” That tag always makes me smile and do happy kicky-feet because I assume I’ve reduced someone to squeaking incoherently and flailing and that makes me so happy. ^_^ (Alternatively, that tag accompanied by these: “#D:”, “#TT^TT”, “#;_;”, “noooooooooooooooooo” conjures up a wholly different, yet equally welcome image of a different kind of flailing. ;D)