I don't really think it's all that bad to want popularity, but pageviews are not synonymous with that. The reason I say that is because some people just act as an Encyclopedia Dramatica and attract negative attention, which means more views on their page. That's not popularity, that's just a pointless online existence. However, since popularity can be thought of as how many people drop by one's page I guess there are people who confuse the two.
princessgaaraFeatured By OwnerOct 7, 2009 Traditional Artist
I'd really like to agree with this...really. Stats are important though. That's how you know people are seeing your art. That's how word spreads and people become aware of you. If you're into commissions, that's how people buy from you. Most people won't buy art from somebody with a few thousand pageviews. Stats are a little more than they seem.