First of all, I want to say I admire your honesty and thank you for attempting to provide help to the lovely writer who posted this topic : )
I have read people’s stories without doing read4reads (when they ask me, it’s hard for me to refuse because I don’t want to be rude). However, most of the time, as soon as they get reads out of me, they unfollow, stop talking to me and don’t even bother to read mine, So, I’m a little wary when it comes to reading other’s stories but I still will because I can’t let these bad incidents bring me down and I want to be nice as well as provide feedback.
Anyway, you are right when you say that there will be some people who will not read without something in return but there will be others who are willing to do so.
And that’s great-you are providing helpful tips, but even getting reviews from a group doesn’t guarantee that they’ll read yours-they might post a fake review.
To the user, read4reads are a great way to get reads, but when done with the wrong people, it can suck-believe me, it has happened to me where I’ve read their story and they ignored me afterwards.
However, you can do it-aim to go far!
I wish you best of luck in everything that you do!