I feel like a broken record, but...
Comment on fics you like, guys.
Please? As a self-conscious fic author, I can tell you that it never annoys me when people comment on my fics.
Never. NEVER EVER.
Even if the comment is just ‘<3′ or ‘Loved it!’ or ‘Extra kudos’ or whatever. (in fact, I love those kinds of comments the most of all!)
People are always saying, “I wish I could leave kudos on every chapter!” or “I wish I could leave MORE kudos!!!”
Here’s the thing, pals, as a fic author, kudos are LOVELY, but comments give me LIFE. Hits aren’t even a blip. Because I guarantee you, unless you comment or leave kudos or bookmark or something? I will readily assume all the other hits are backclicks. Or a mistaken click. Or a ‘read first sentence and it wasn’t my thing, back click’.
So if you are able (and I know it’s hard, so don’t feel pressured if that’s the case for you!), leave an author a little love in the comment box. Even if it’s literally a little love (<3). That kind of stuff MAKES THEIR DAY, I guarantee it.