First of all, before you carry on reading, let us just remember those who sacrificed their lives in wars around the world.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I will probably use Wattpad a lot some day, perhaps in the near future, but I have to say, there are many things I don’t like about it (amongst the things that I do, which will be tomorrow’s post, no doubt!). Please don’t unfollow me over this, after all, I’m just voicing my opinions (damn I hate risky posts).
To start with, the amount of shitty stories on there is amazing, seriously. I’m not trying to be harsh, but someone using abbreviations such as ‘u’ in the place of ‘you’ makes my blood boil (not literally, cause that’s probably bad for my health). But many Tumblr users have probably seen the paragraph with the One Direction fanfiction about a girl called ‘Chloe’. Besides from the grammar, spelling and punctuation, there are many shallow characters and plots – and don’t get me started on the band fanfiction (see above line). I’m not saying that all of it is bad. Just some. But it’s that some that irks me.
Secondly, the covers you use on your ‘book’ make the difference in the world: unless you’re a popular author from another story, or you ‘advertise’ everywhere, then it’s unlikely to get read. Same with the title. But we’re not all photoshop wizards, and sometimes the best you can do is a crappy go on Pizap or using Wattpad’s own.
Thirdly, it’s confusingly set out, and clicking one thing might take you to another. After a while, I guess you’d get used to it, and find it a lot easier, but I have found when publishing my stories that it really didn’t work as easily as I thought it would. Disappointing for a website with such a lot of coverage.
Fourthly, the ‘stories you might enjoy’ thing just doesn’t work. I enjoy only one or two of the stories sent to me, and then only every few months or so. I get that Wattpad are trying to get their name out, but an article or a more bigged-up blog might do that better!
Finally, it took me about 5 tries to actually upload a story to their site, and now, just going back to it (I haven’t written anything worth publishing in a while, so haven’t used that part for a bit) I can’t actually find the part to upload a cover for it. Huh. Some ‘easy’ site!
So yes. And, coming up tomorrow: ‘Why I Like Wattpad’!
If you want to find me on Wattpad, click here.
PS sorry for the negative post, my exams started today and I had to suffer through a rather depressing article on Glastonbury Festival. And I am not looking forward to History, Food Technology and Biology tomorrow…
PPS I was very scared about publishing this post by the way…