While I have been lucky enough to never have to suffer through stuff like this, hearing about it always bothers me. I probably would be less likely to read someone’s story if they were just trying to spam their story everywhere. It’s one thing if a friend asks in a thread, it’s another when someone’s just PMing people with the sole purpose of making people read their story.
It dose unfortunately
It actually does… when I used to write webnovelas, people would send a mass PM to every user on the forum to promote their stories, and it really annoyed me and turned me off from reading them.
Yep, I personally don’t like it and it doesn’t feel genuine, just annoying.
I’m lonely so I get excited to be messaged then just see it’s someone promoting their story
It really does!
Depends on what the story is about
Yeah, it used to annoy me a lot too
I never knew that was a thing…like I see it is possible but i didn’t think about it
Tbh, this doesn’t really happen for me and only happened a few times on Wattpad and I did help them out/read their stories. One time someone even like gave me this code for this website. Didn’t know how to use it so I didn’t, but they were pretty nice.
But I definitely wasn’t reading these stories for fun and never continued afterwards.