Just a quick guide for newcomers to the site. I may write a more detailed one later, but currently this serves as a list of useful links for beginners.
Feel free to spread this around to other newcomers like yourself.
For starters you can browse and join Groups and meet other deviants at the Forums.
Uploading, and then interacting with others, is key to getting views and interaction back to your account; they don't just grow magically.
Below are 2 good guides that explain the above, which you can use to help you get started on using dA:
Getting Started on DeviantArt by JenFruzz
A Guide to Connecting and Sharing on deviantArt by rockstarvanity