When you are a fan of someone’s work, do you have an ulterior motive or do you really respect their work?
However, due to the immense support of the community, I have been able to land on the Hot List many times. It was a real honor considering I had only been here for a short time.
This would have never happened without the support of some pretty amazing people that I befriended in the beginning. Writers such as Norbert Soloria Bermosa,
Lost in Arizona, and
Melissa K have given me open and honest support and they too continue to leave me comments on all of my works. In turn, I still continue to read all of their work and leave comments for the majority of every piece.
During my stay here, I have slowly but surely developed a following of friends and fans. The problem is that once some of these fans become your friends, they disappear never to be seen again and then they land in the next hot users fan box.
The whole motive behind this is to obtain as many page views as possible for the sole purpose of benefiting themselves.
I know I’m not the only user that has experienced this issue. Some may not want to stir the pot but, it is imperative that we all have a supportive community and that we are not intentionally targeting top users for the sole purpose of self fulfillment.
It’s a two-way street in here. I, as a college student, have limited time when I do check out my Triond account. However, I will take the time to comment on every article in my community mailbox because I know how important it is to receive some sort of feedback for the work you are so proud of.
Many users may not have the time to do this because, of course, there is life outside of Triond. We all have jobs or responsibilities that take up our valuable time on occasion, so it’s not always imperative to check out Triond before those tasks are taken care of.
What I am saying is that when you are a fan of someone’s work, do you have an ulterior motive or do you really respect their work?
In my opinion, it usually tips me off when a new writer is adding friends so vigorously without even writing one piece. The motive is completely recognizable and most times you’ll never see those people again on your comments section.
When you do become a friend, do you actually read the other persons work and just not comment because you don’t feel like it or you’re afraid that your comments will be construed in the wrong sense of the situation?
Either way, I think we all respect and welcome feedback as a source of support for our literary works. Sometimes you just need to hear what was wrong with the piece, what will get it noticed and if you used the wrong type of grammar or spelling.
My point is, “yes I have one”, if you are new to Triond and you are innocently trying to make friends, just wait until you have some pieces published. The fans and friends will follow once you start to establish a presence.
Otherwise, if your sole purpose of being here is for self gratification without the added benefit of friends, don’t even try to hide behind false pretences because the writers in here are too gifted to fall for the fakest of hearts.