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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

Date: 2016-01-05 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thislossofsleep
recovering lurker hehe sounds like me too!

These links are amazing, and I'm generally rubbish at leaving feedback, settling on either leaving something really basic like 'this is awesome' or bottling it entirely. These are invaluable resources. Podfics are a new experience for me (I've been listening to nsfw work stuff while cleaning my house today!) so this is even more helpful!

Thank you for sharing. <3

Date: 2016-01-05 11:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akamine_chan
I really don't think that 'really basic feedback' is rubbish, and I kinda take exception to that essay about how to write better reviews.

(I understand the annoyance of getting comments that basically boil down to "you're not writing this fast enough" or alternatively, "this is too short write a sequel" - but the how to write better reviews essay isn't really about that. It's about quality reviews, which, *makes raspberry noise*)

Sometimes a fanwork just leaves you stunned, and you just don't have the words to express all the feelings the fanwork evokes in you.

Sometimes you're running low on spoons or motivation or time and all you can do is say "I really loved this."

There really is no wrong way to leave feedback; the point is to just let the creator know you enjoyed their work.

Date: 2016-01-06 12:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thislossofsleep
I completely love when I get a comment telling me why someone liked something I wrote, though. And I kinda struggle leaving the same sort of comments, so this is handy. (I'm usually quite happy to receive a 'this is awesome' though!! ^.^)

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