So, I’m reading fic on a House fic comm and stumble across something that smacks of “wow! this person is incredibly lazy!”
The poster in question only posts the headers to their fic and then says “just click on my user name to get to the chapter.”
No links. No fake cuts. Just instructions to click on their user name.
And what makes it worse… I check out the journal. This person is posting a House novel in WIP form. Very soon, all the first chapters are going to off her front page, and depending on how long her “novel” is, they will be back further than just a few pages.
And…. what happens if a couple of months from now when someone who stumbles across their stuff for the very first time clicks on the user name and doesn’t actually find the chapter in question because it’s replaced by two or three months worth of other posts???
Several questions leap to mind:
1. How hard is it to post a measly little link?
2. Why should I paw through days, weeks or month worth of posts just to find the one I’m looking for because it wasn’t linked to the post I found it in?
3. Why are you assuming that other people are going to be willing to do that in the first place?
4. Do you actually want people to read your fiction?
Mirrored from a bee from the meadow.