I should mention first that I am not a very active artist, nor do I have a lot of free time to devote to it. So this is going to be something really sporadic and crappy… But personal trials happen all the time for me, so I’d like top post whenever I feel motivated enough.
Also as an aside: In my opinion deviantart sucks. It’s horrible as both a community and as a social site for artists (and especially those who aren’t). The recent changes in terms of how artworks are displayed on the profile page make the whole thing look absolutely pathetic.
Anyway! My point here was simply to say that if you want your artwork linked by other people, or already know anyone who might link you, then don’t wait until you’ve finished your piece before posting it anywhere online! That’s pretty much always been what works for me anyway… :]