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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-19 03:29 pm

[ SECRET POST #3728 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3728 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I have similar issues with leaving comments. Is the author going to feel obligated to respond? What if I can't think of anything constructive or new to say but just want to say I liked it? Often it feels like the people leaving comments are mostly people the author already knows and here I come, a random stranger crashing the party and it feels intrusive. (I used to feel equally weird commenting on people's LJs if we were strangers, even though the posts were public and I probably followed a link from a comm post or from a friend-in-common's journal, so it's not like I was stalking them. When I'd post anyway, the replies usually had a weird tone that made me feel like my presence wasn't appreciated. The exceptions were posts that had large numbers of replies - I'd probably feel fine commenting on a fic that already had loads of comments.)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
What if I can't think of anything constructive or new to say but just want to say I liked it?

That'd be just fine with me, and I think many other writers would say the same :).

I can understand your issue of feeling like you're interrupting a conversation between people who chat regularly through the comment sections, though. But honestly, if you really enjoyed a story and want to say so, feel free to do so. More often than not, your comments will be appreciated.