The tittle may be misleading but I wanted to talk and share about those two thing.
First ,the groups: Lately I haven't posted pictures in many groups for a few reasons which I want to share because I'm sure I'm not the only one having such issues. First of all I HATE when groups decline pictures for no reason or just leave it hanging between aproval or declinement (Bad grammar here). Second I also don't like when they give a minicing explanation why they didn't accept your picture and very high criteria towards you while you can see pictures in the group which don't cover any of the criteria they listed on the page itself. I wanted to share mainly that. I don't know if I'm right or wrong but that just my views.
Second: I'm searching for places to get featured or something of the sort. Since a...downfall of mine... I want to become a bit more serios about photography and the best way to get noticed is by dA ,at least for me. I'm working towards expanding my gallery but I still want to have the same level of profisionalism(even though I'm not a pro) like when I had only those 9 pictures that were good enough ,in my oppinion. Also as soon as I get enough audience I'll become a lot more active. I'm planning on doing features of other people and their work ,I might even start a group in which I plan on accepting original ,good,atrsy pictures and doesn't get much recodnition and not only.
If any of the readers know such place for a feature or are known deviants who are willing ,send a note,comment,whatever form of contact you wish. Also I'm sending out a REALLY BIG THANKS to Since she did such a feature I was talking about my watchers count got doubled and I'm really thankful for what she did and how helpful she was towards me. She noticed me while the period of the 9 pictures (which I said earlier). Check out her work ,she has amazing gallery and a sense or originality I don't see much around here.