I've noticed that our Subscriber's page has begun to grow. When I first subscribed a couple of months ago, there were just a few brave souls there, who put their trust in the vision that Shadowness will do great things. Now look at us! We have nearly 130 Subscribers!
The Shadowness Subscription package is a real one of a kind deal. You get twice the daily uploads, a giant 30MB per file upload limit, Google Analytics, and a completely customizable portfolio! Plus, NO ADS! hehe.
Thanks so much for helping us make Shadowness awesome through your subscriptions and donations!
Subscribing Helps the Community!
Every time that you donate or subscribe yourself or someone else to Shadowness, you're helping the community. We use the funds from subscriptions to fund contests, site upgrades, new features and eventually, commissions and our own print-sales.
Meng the Ninja Panda has been at it again! He just finished some brand new subscribers only features! Be sure to check http://www.shadowness.com/experience and have a look at TWO new features! Just click on /settings to customize your new Comment Signature and Sidebar Header!
So, on top of feeling good about that, you also get these killer options:
Customize your profile! Just click on 'settings' in the drop menu under your avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and let the games begin! From here you can add a header, back-ground, adjust your over-all theme and paste in some HTML to completely customize your page with your favorite video, personal artwork, widget or whatever!
Double your Uploads! Now you'll have 10 per day!
Unlimited Albums! - Upload several portfolios, especially if you work in several Mediums!
Cool Glowy Text It's the SHOUT! function.
Comment Signature Promote your work or your favorite quote, let people know where you're coming from with your signature!
Custom Sidebar Header Customize even more of your profile by promoting artwork with SN code on your new Sidebar!
Professional Statistics provided by Google Analytics Track your traffic at your page. This is especially useful for Subscribers that are using Shadowness accounts for professional portfolios.
You'll know which websites refer your work, whether your features on other sites are bringing you truely useful traffic, AND when your peak traffic hours are. It's very customizable to your needs as well, generating many different profiles and reports.
Lets thank this week's Subscribers for thier support!
Please stop by and read about our Vision for Shadowness: A Home for Artists, by Artists.We want to make Shadowness a great place for artists to connect, collaborate and network, without taking money from their pockets and giving nothing in return. Shadowness is here for it's community. We want to give back!
May 26th, 2011
Very cool, I'll have to figure out all the extras and how to use em. I like the site navigation and focus entirely on art. Once you lose that, it goes downhill. I would love to see the site grow much large, and continue that focus on all art all the time. It bugs me with other sites how art becomes the side bar, the gimmick. When I come here, it's the only thing I want to see, and it's what you guys excel at. I'd gladly pay to use the service and promote it. Wonderful job. :)
khavinsky, I totally agree with your statement. I truly believe that any addition to the site should be kept at an improvement level rather than over-the-top distractions from the focus. We want our artists and especially subscribers to be able to easily promote their work. It's all about the art and having a supportive community ready to support that vision.
Its awesome how this site has developed over the years ( I registered some years ago but always wasn´t the forum fan). I know how much work it is to make it work for a lot people to run such a site, from server, programming and hosting issues to the pressure from users. But I believe if the community is strong (and you delivered already a killer job with that site) then I guess Shadowness is on a great track and subscribing as a sign of support is the least we can do.
Thank you fantasia. You're absolutely right about the effort it requires to run such a site. Our years behind us has allowed us to tackle on such ambitious tasks with incredible precision and maturity while all the same keeping the level of passion we used to have. :)