For the record, before somebody comes to assassinate me in my home, I do not think that you’re automatically a bad writer if your favorite books are [you know].
I’m just saying that if they are, it’s very likely that you take inspiration from them to some degree, and while that’s fine (depending on what elements inspire you, of course), it could also be an indicator that your stuff isn’t something I, personally, would be interested in.
Obviously there are exceptions, but generally blogs that like those books also post stuff about them, which I also want to avoid, so if you do have a story that I might be interested in but you post stuff relating to [the thing], then you probably won’t get a follow from me.
Feel free to think I’m petty, but I just … I know what I want and what I don’t want, that’s all.
And yes, I’m aware that my thing is kinda similar to [the thing] and that it’s vaguely the same genre and demographic, but … still.