>There's no feature that tracks how many people are trading NFTs other than the largest collectibles
there are websites like rarible that show, together with the NFT, the user that owns it and its creator, so being these two different users that would mean that the piece would become visible in two different user boards inside the website. This is just one example but yeah, buying is a way of promoting too.
>Charge like 5 dollars at least so I can pretend this is one step up from "buymeacoffee".
I do charge 0.005 ETH in the last series of the collection I am advertising in this thread. This series is composed by 20 different NFTs (as the other 3 series) with the same price most of them. I charge 0 ETH in the other 3 series of the same collection, basically because giving them a price would mean considering a piece, and not different tests I have been doing until I presented the last series. Plus, the other series are clearly worthless because I don't even see why they should have a value.
>why the fuck should I care about your art in particular over other NFTs?
That's a good question. First of all, it is known that an artist grows in value when their pieces get sold more and more expensive over time. I plan to keep working on the NFT format for years, as I am studying this market and digital contemporary art as a PhD student (just began this year, don't blame me for my lack of experience), and this can be considered as a strong point to believe that I will keep working and proggresing consistently on this. The same is happening through my social media, as I am improving my engagement and following numbers since March this year, and will keep growing over time.
Aside of all the visibility my person and my work may get over time, I also work as an artist, not only as a seller. This is a series of work I like to present as a way of bringing to the public the way I see the Internet and the social changes it brings to the present. The joints are a reference of the dark markets the Deep Web used to host (Silk Road was a good example) when all this crypto thing was still developing, being drugs one of the most offered and sold items. This last series of Pre-rolls have also been treated as digital paintings for this purpose, adding symbolic elements (the ether symbol, the white straight lines as the net, the electricity in the moving clouds and neons, etc), a specific palet of colors and compositrion to guide the eye through all the painting, a numeration for every piece, a title (in the case of this las series, the material in which every joint is made) and my signature. Being this a digital image, I also decided to ad movement, not too frenetic to make it nice to view, but enough to keep the interest in the piece for a long time, inviting the viewer to make their own reflections and not getting bored of it after 5 minutes. It is also important to mention that this piece is also thought to be presented phisicly, in a LED monitor to be understood as a painting. About the materials I chose to emulate in every joint, I have made a mix of real and fictional ones to enphasize in this idea of the digital and tangible things to be all the same kind of thing in the virtual space, so the same way the joint I presented in this thread is made out of kryptonite, there is also one made out of gold, and white marble, and fluzo, and mithril, and so on.
Future NFTs I'm planning to make will be also other kinds of drugs, guns and other elements following this idea of the NFT market as a very similar concept to the Deep Web market it was born as. I hope this helps to get an idea of this, you can keep asking in any case.