Hello ♥HOOves♥ !
I read your "A Word To The Herd" as part of my participation with "The House of Targaryen" in the "Game of Thrones" event this month.
I enjoyed reading this. And I must say, I agree with every bit of what you have suggested here. There are those who never say "Thank moo," or have other questionable behaviors that I try to avoid, if at all possible.
Something to Think About
This really got me to thinking, "Do I follow through on everything?" "Do I thank everybody who has helped me out or given me a review?" "A Word To The Herd" could pretty much be summed up (with normal common sense,) as the "Golden Rule of WDC" - Do unto others....something that will go a long way in maintaining friendships - and making new friends.
Things You Might Want to Work On
I would like to suggest that you make your post-scripts a wee bit bigger and maybe bold them. It might help show that you are updating this as needed.
There are two ideas I would like to see addressed, as I run into them from time to time on here.
1) Proper chat etiquette for Scroll and Instant Messenger within WDC. More than a few times, I have seen users post their grievances in chat, rather than emailing StoryMistress or StoryMaster...or even speaking with the person they are offended with. When this happens, it is irritating to me because I don't usually want to hear about troubles between users. I come to WDC to unwind, work on my craft, and spend time with my WDC friends - not to play matchmaker/therapist/mediator.
2) In the newsfeed, and I don't see this often, but I do see it from time to time, is users post in the newsfeed that they are looking for a "friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc." or posting a sales website that has nothing to do with writing or books that they've written, and the user has no personal stake in the website.
Thank you for taking the time to write this. Someone needed to. If everyone went by this, life on WDC would be perfect! I enjoyed reading this....it makes perfect sense. Great job on this.
These are my thoughts and ideas alone. I hope you found them helpful. Not all of us see writing or any one piece in the same light. Please take what helps you from my comments and ignore the rest.
Thank you for allowing me to read and review your writing. Keep up the good work, and best of luck with all of your writing.
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This Review was done on behalf of House Targaryen as part of "Game of Thrones" !