I watched Swell Entertainment Amanda’s review of Wattcon because I couldn’t go.
I knew what her review was going to be like XD I’ve been watching her videos. I know what she’s like. I knew the review of Wattcon wasn’t going to be gushing about the platform or getting excited about meeting writers. Amanda was a reader on Wattpad but not a constant reader. She was an outsider, basically.
I just wanted to see what events were there. And what it was kind of like. 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?
So, I just want to talk about this with someone and the best someones are here on Wacky
I was going to actually post in my announcements the honest truth of why I post online, but I decided it’s best if true readers never find out XD It’s really selfish.
My reason initially on Figment was to share my writing with people and to make writer friends. Maybe learn from more experienced writers, too.
Now, on Wattpad, it’s a little bit of that, but also just a selfish reason to get praise and feel good Honestly, it’s nice to get comments and votes and reads. I also like to have a wall of finished books. So chonky and nice. And they are all works I’m proud of. I’m a collector of things. I like volume. It’s just so nice. It’s just so selfish, and I own it XD
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?
For me, it’s quite simple. I like it. 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. It might not be a good reason, but I don’t want to go somewhere that’s hard to navigate and/or not aesthetically pleasing and/or has constant spam after spam after spam.
Anyway, why post writing on Wattpad or any other platform? What’s your take?
Or any take you have on writing online?