June Discussion: Reviewing SPEWers
A subject that came up in the babble recently is the difference between reviewing people you know, and people you don't know.
Our discussion this month is related to that.
SPEW used to have a set requirement that a certain number of monthly reviews had to be written for SPEW members. This was based on the original idea that being a member of SPEW also meant recieving reviews, because recieving reviews (not merely writing them) is also important in becoming a better writer.
So, on that note:
How important is recieving reviews, compared to writing reviews, important to improving as a writer?
Do you think that as SPEWers, our first priority is to one another, or to other non-SPEW members? Why?
Do you think that there should be this requirement should be reinstated? (Ex: Of 3 reviews, one should be for a SPEW member; Of 4 reviews, two should be for a SPEW member) Why or why not?