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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-20 06:38 pm

[ SECRET POST #3729 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3729 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
At least in new fandoms, where there's an influx of strangers more-or-less on the same level, I find that more than anything, what really gets a fanbase is writing OFTEN. People are drawn to content. Quality isn't nearly as important, because it's already The Thing They Like, or a thing many people will like, on account of it being fanfiction. But someone who drops a longfic once or twice a year is just not going to get the attention of someone who posts ficlets every week, because people will keep checking back for those and sharing them. "Who you know" is the symptom, not the primary cause. People will GET to know you if you're productive.

(I say this as a rarely-posting-longfic type myself, but I'm pretty reconciled to it.)


(Anonymous) 2017-03-21 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
In a new fandom right now and this is very true. There are a few authors who's stuff may not be my exact jam, but they produce enough that I recognize their names and when I see new fic I know I will probably enjoy it.

Sometimes this happens with authors I hate actually. It takes a few tries before I remember they're familiar for a BAD reason.