Let’s chat…in August. Yes, hi. I found this thread again.
I watched Swell Entertainment Amanda’s review of Wattcon.
I knew what her review was going to be like XD I’ve been watching her videos. Amanda was a reader on Wattpad but not a constant reader. She was an outsider, basically.
Anyway, she had some questions about why post online and not just keep it to yourself, so that got me thinking: Why post writing online?
My reasons, if you'd like to read it
My reason initially on Figment was to share my writing with people and to make writer friends. Maybe learn from more experienced writers, too. On Wattpad, it’s that and to get praise and feel good. That’s the honest truth.
Another reason is to get feedback from writers and sometimes readers. Especially if you want to grow and you have no one else to show your writing to, posting online where you can get comments is a great thing to do.
So, why post writing on Wattpad? You might not be surprised how many people on Instagram dislike Wattpad. Wattpad to this day is seen as the awful fanfiction sight and graveyard of books that never get updated and remain incomplete. So many people would go as far as saying you shouldn’t post on Wattpad.
I honestly don’t know what they’ve been looking at I sometimes see fanfic, but I see plenty, plenty, plen-ty books that are completed and awesome.
For me, I like the layout, the inline comments, how it’s relatively easy to use, and I like the votes and the read count. I like that orange. I also like how very little spam there is because oh my gosh, the last two years of Figment was such a darn struggle. That’s why. Is it a good reason? Idk. But it’s my reason
Anyway, questions for you.
- Do you post your writing online? If so, where? Why did you choose that platform?
- If you do share snippets on Instagram or Twitter, why do you do that? What is your goal? What do you hope to get out of it?
- Why post online anyway? What are the pros and cons for you, personally?
- Anything you would like to add?