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Acts of Random Kindness!

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:41 AM
Hi there, fellow deviants!
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!

:happybounce:


What are Acts of Random Kindness?

Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.

This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.


Why should I participate?

Besides the fact that you'll be a positive force within the community, the idea of this project is to randomly reward those who partake in it. Good deeds deserve to be acknowledged, no?

That being said, the main idea still is to spread some positivity in the community by means of small acts of random kindness.


How do I participate?

Keep a look-out for people who contribute a lot to the community without asking for something in return. Look up new deviants and welcome them to the site. Basically anyone can participate, as long as you're doing something positive where you go.


This is still a WIP-project.

Organisation-wise, there's still a lot that needs to be sorted out, such as how to keep track of those who participate in the project and such. That being said: I hope this introductory-journal to the project has at least piqued your interest.

Groups backing this project

:icondeviantheart: :iconproject-pay-forward: :iconunframed-nature: :icondevnews: :iconsolutionssanctuary:

And be sure to show MzzAzn some love for being the first to start the project up.
I'm merely working with what she started.
:tighthug:

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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I usually try to help people that means try to encourage them and inspire them. My first good act I have been taking part in was the group #Write2liveCancerFree. It is a group where monthly winners are picked which will be published in a book by the end of the year. The money goes to a cancer research center.

Unfortunately the group "Love-Lit-Community" does not exist anymore but I have taken part in `KathrynODriscoll's review project.

 

Now I am taking part at #PoeticalCondition's GGG (Gigantic Generosity Giveaway) including features, reviews, comments, DLD suggestion, compliments, poetry form writing etc.

I featured well-known but also unknown artists to support them in my first feature.

 

 

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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow. You're doing loads of things! :faint:

Especially the #Write2liveCancerFree-project sounds absolutely amazing!
It's nice to know there are people on deviantART who are this involved in doing good deeds for others! <3
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In my job it is difficult to help people this way, so I do it here in my spare time. I am really glad when making people happy :)
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:iconangelica-lily:
ANGELICA-LILY Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is what I have done since I started with dA.
The first thing do is , give them a llama .
Then I always have nice , positive things to say ,
to build up their confidence .
I even have many , many of them on my watch list ,
and I always choose some of their work for my favorites .
It makes for a very eclectic grouping of art ...ha,ha
So if you think you would like to have me join your group ,
let me know .

:peace and love ~
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the project isn't invite only or for a select few people to join.
It's for everyone and anyone to join and take part in, no need to ask for permission. :tighthug:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's something I started doing almost immediately when I joined...for the simple fact that we all started new at one point, and it's very intimidating to be the newbie...It was also nice to get comments and feedback because it gave me more confidence, so I try to make it a habit to visit at least a few new artists each week and then do a feature also! Great Idea, there is so much we can pay forward in life!
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's great you're taking the time out of your day to stop by the new artists! :love:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was once there myself, I know how intimidating it can be :), thank you so much for saying so! :heart:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   General Artist
I'm going to feature this project under projects in my profile. :heart:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   General Artist
:glomp:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   General Artist
Awesome! Usually, I just drop tons of comments by and make features. I love dA.

Hopefully more people and the community an see this! :la:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
And ah, yes. That'd be awesome if more people participated. C:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   General Artist
I love dA. I'm always on it. Lol
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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another thing you can do is give a random deviant a llama! I tend to do that a lot...
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:iconthe-quirky-banana:
The-Quirky-Banana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
I have been Inspired! I am going to do that right now :)
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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to do that, though I tend to be scatterbrained. :giggle:
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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: Its still doing something nice for someone! :D
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :la:
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Writer
It's definitely piqued my interest.

I've actually started spreading my wings and moving outside the Lit Community. I've started watching a couple visual art groups and a couple times a week, I go through their stack in my MC and comment on deviations that I find appealing. Sometimes they're really popular deviations, sometimes I'm the only one commenting.

I know I'd appreciate more comments, and I'm certain others feel the same way. Faves are grand, but comments (and something more than, "I like this") always make you feel better.
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go through their stack in my MC and comment on deviations that I find appealing.
It's what I try to do as well, especially since I know how fun it is to get feedback on something you worked hard on.
Which makes it great that you're already doing this as well! :tighthug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Added again to #DevNews
for June 15th.
:boogie:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :tighthug:
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there...
I have thanked :iconmzzazn: for her idea...
I have to say this though... but I guess I may be older than most of you guys...LOL....
This is the sort of thing I have been doing ever since I started on DA....
If this is a community than one must obviously help each other.... however... things are indeed not always so, and for somebody as young as she looks.... she deserves to have recognition for the idea....
If you need/want me to participate just let me know.... as I said...
This is one of my daily practices whenever I am on line... but I can still give you a hand...
Just let me know what happens next...
And...
Have a good week ALL OF YOU!!!!!
:iconsomehugsplz:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the support! :tighthug:
And indeed, she thought up a great project with this.

Have a great week yourself! <3
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IT IS A FABULOUS PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!
As I said... just let me know if you want me to be part... and what you want me to do...:heart:
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Overall this is what I do and what I think everyone should practise.
It is called kindness and respect. :shrug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have added this to #DevNews
For June's Edition. :aww:
Also, I'd like to submit it to #Unframed-Nature
as we have a new folder for
"Nature News and any Positive Happenings"
around dA.

Thank you. :aww:

I have found this through where I also work at
#deviantHEART

and it's awesome,
I support it completely!
:heart:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thank you so much! I really appreciate it a lot. <3
:tighthug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's not a problem at all. :aww:
I'm sure I'll add it again, too. :)

Thanks for accepting the request to submit this to #Unframed-Nature
as well...

And I hope I'll somehow be able to help more, though #deviantHEART

:heart:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
And I hope we can get this started as soon as possible. :giggle:
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:iconclavis-salomonis:
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Such a lovely idea! :D
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^MzzAzn came up with the idea at first and it is really lovely indeed. :nod:
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:iconclavis-salomonis:
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
It is, I will thank her too :D
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:iconhisgeenky:
HisGeenky Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already do these things... because I can so I do. Plus I know how amazing it is when kind things are done toward me. I definitely support this however, so any help that you need let me know please.
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's great you already do these ind acts without needing a project to do them!
And the offer to help is definitely appreciated! We're setting things up over at #deviantHEART and more info shoud be released soon, so we'll keep you posted! :nod:
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:iconhisgeenky:
HisGeenky Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good I'll look forward to an update.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I featured this article in my recent Community Relations Update! :D
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci! :tighthug:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Prego!
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:iconblackluna:
BlackLuna Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This world needs love, so i'm joining. :heart:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :tighthug: :heart:
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:iconblackluna:
BlackLuna Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :hug:
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:iconobsidianxrogue:
ObsidianXRogue Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this!:love:
I used to list out the things I would do monthly.
I recently had to stop listing due to my schedule.
If you ever need a hand with anything after the middle of this month let me know!:eager:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to do it a lot as well, but then university-work caught up with me.
That being said: I do hope taht by making it a more site-wide project, it'll be easier to keep it going. :eager:

And I will! :tighthug:
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I don't know...I mean the idea is nice and all, but if I do stuff like this, I feel like I'm forcing myself. Now, I create as much light as I possibly can in this otherwise bleak world, but I don't want to have it feel shoved down my throat. That treads the sappy/"bleeding-heart" territory. :bleh:
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
Random deviant, random deviation, random group... everyday! Great things to be found out there... :D

Lots of love to give. ;) :heart:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! With a site this big, there's bound to be something amazing to uncover every single day. :giggle:
:tighthug:
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:iconsteffi555:
steffi555 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like to comment on peoples work that hasnt been commented on before or had many views :)
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