August Feature: Too Few Reviews!
This month, we're going to delve into some different waters. I hereby charge you with the task of reviewing the following:
- One-shots with 2 or fewer reviews, or
- Chaptered stories with an average of one review per chapter or less (so, a 14 chapter story cannot have more than 14 reviews, a 5 chapter story cannot have more than 5 reviews, etc.).
Why are we doing this? Well, I think we've all experienced review droughts before, and it's a lowly feeling sometimes. While it's true that certain stories don't get reviews because they're not exactly stellar, but sometimes, these stories simply go overlooked and become forgotten. And that just won't do! Yes, it will be difficult to find stories you will enjoy reviewing, but in the end, I imagine you know how rewarding it would be for that author to get lengthy, detailed feedback meant to help and to encourage!
As with last month and every other month from now on, I ask that you leave a topic question (TQ) and answer ONE TQs to help facilitate a discussion. Also, remember that this month's discussion topic is about new authors, as well. Spillage from one to the other is okay, but try not to ask the same TQ for both subjects. >.>
For this activity to count toward your monthly requirements, you MUST: post a review in this thread, answer at least one TQ, and leave one new TQ. You do not have to use the review toward your monthly requirement, though you can if you wish, but there has to be one written within the current month in THIS thread.
To get you started, I'll leave you with a few TQs:
What is your first reaction upon encountering a story with very few reviews?
Do you pay attention to read count in comparison with reviews, or does that not matter? Why is that?
Do you seek out stories with hardly any reviews at all?
With that, allons-y!