I know a lot of people become bitter when writers with more followers/reviews than them state that they would like more feedback from readers.
I know a lot of people sit back and think, hey, you already have a lot. I’m the one who needs more. Why are /you/ complaining?
We’re complaining because if it’s hard for us, who are labelled popular and have been here for years, then it must be extra difficult and upsetting for those of you starting out / feeling ignored.
I’m here to tell you that it’s /important/ for fandom-dubbed “popular” bloggers to speak out. They have more followers. More readers. More people to spread the message to so that /you/, who is new to the fandom, who can’t break into your next hundred followers, can benefit too.
You don’t hit 5000+ followers (or whatever you consider popular these days) and suddenly stop caring about everyone else. We started at 0, just like you. We had to get our work out there, just like you. We still write fics that get zero response, just like you.
We’re in this together. I, personally, will always reblog and put tags on someone’s work if I read it. I’ll also reblog and do shoutouts for writers who need a little boost. I practice what I preach. I want better for all writers. All creators.
We’re not your enemy.