Second, I wanted to see how I'd feel about getting negative feedback. I posted threads in different forums asking people to a have a look. The comments I got back were overwhelmingly critical. But as someone had cautioned me in one of their posts, when you ask people to judge your writing you're primarily going to receive negative feedback. People will only try to find stuff that's wrong. Most of the criticism was constructive, and a few people were a bit nitpicky. But it gave me something to think about. I plan on doing the same, and taking another interactive poll when I finish the COVER. Can't wait to hear what people say about that!
Finally, the reason why I put up this post was to generate traffic on the blog. It was just an idea, and I think it worked to some extent. When I asked people to rate something they became more interested. I got a lot of traffic off the Kindle Forum's page, though they were my biggest critics. And most of those people are already self published. I'm trying to find people like me, those that are considering self publishing or are in the initial stages. Will have to think about posting elsewhere.
- 1/3 of strangers might wait to cut their fingernails until after they finish the book.
- Having people rate stuff gets them to come to your blog.
- Whenever you post work to be reviewed, people may likely tell you it SUCKS!