This needs to be discussed!
It’s very important.
Please take your time to listen to what I’m saying. Please. PLEASE.
This goes out to all those who promote their stories (self promotion is totally OK and it helps get your story across)
But please be respectful about what the OP wants and what they’re looking for.
Don’t just blindly post.
Read carefully what they’re looking for. You should understand and know exactly what they want.
If someone is looking for ink only stories, don’t ignore their requests and post a limelight one. Don’t be that kind of person. It’s very rude manners and I’m sure you wouldn’t like it if you ordered a black sweater and instead got a coffee burnt rug. You’d be pissed, right? Think about how the OP feels when they see that? Upset, disrespected, insulted on a personal level maybe. They may even question your intelligence. Some people may assume you can’t read the post.
My apologies if I come off as rude but this type of thing needs to be discussed. The Forums is a great place to promote, but promote in the right category and only promote if your story meets the standards of the OP. This “posting everywhere like it’s my playground, I got free reign to do whatever I want, no one will be mad and offended” behavior needs to be stopped. Be a respectful person.
If someone’s looking for action, don’t post romance.
If someone’s looking for a story without swear words, don’t post censored stories there (um, we still know what the word is)
If someone’s looking for a story less than 100 reads don’t post a story with 135 reads.
If someone doesn’t allow self-promotion, respect that. Promote other stories or simply ignore if you have nothing to post.
Respect the rules of what the poster of the thread is looking for
Not every “Promote Your Story” thread is going to feature your story because they have different requirements and that’s OK.
I don’t have a problem with calling out people for breaking the rules of these types of threads. After all, they are meant to be respected and followed.
Thank you if you read this far and I wish everyone a good day. Please always read and think before you post.
On a side note, it makes it seem like some of the people who do this only care about the reads, nothing else : /