Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.
Made a list of all the things I can think of that I've read/listened to lately and still haven't left feedback for. Goal: to complete by the end of the month.
There's something incredibly special to me about giving feedback, about getting to summarize my response to someone's work and highlight the things that moved me, that surprised me, that made me hurt or laugh or feel. I know the author is going to be interrupted in their daily routine by an email notification and see that someone has read/listened to/looked at/etc their beautiful fanwork and fucking loves it. That reciprocity and love between creators and consumers feels important to me, and I love doing it.
As a recovering lurker, however, leaving comments is a relatively new thing for me. Because I'm a obsessive neurotic crazy person that needs a manual for everything, here are a few links that I sometimes refer to, which may also be of interest to other snowflakes for day 5 :)
- Podfic Feedback Toolbox: 5 ways to give great podfic feedback by klb
- Commenting on Podfic: Vocabulary by yue_ix
- Beyond "Good job! Update plz!" - How to write better reviews by Rosawyn