So that was unexpected! Now that I know what’s going on, I am really surprised and extremely grateful to some very kind people on the internet today.
My art was linked here on Imgur today with no credit given in the original post. However, several people took it upon themselves to go through the comments and link my store to every person asking for where to buy it, and lots of others up-voted a comment with a big link to my store. That Imgur post then became popular enough to go trending on Reddit, where the same thing happened; lots of links back to my sites thanks to nice people in the comments, resulting in lots of direct support to me. My health insurance is covered for many months thanks to this.
Is it opposite day? Is this how the internet would be for artists if everyone was kind enough to link back to them when their work is posted without credit? Consider this girl’s faith in humanity and internet courtesy majorly replenished. I’m extremely lucky today, and I wish this was the norm for every artist. I’ll be working hard from now until my next convention to fill orders! Thank you!!