I’m the creator of the only most active Spanish thread in wattpadwriters. In the six or so months since I made it, I’ve noticed how necessary a dedicated Spanish thread was and is, and how each of our members arrive complaining about the almost non existant space for Spanish speaking writers and readers in the wattpad platform.
There are tons of stories written in Spanish in wattpad, tons of reads and readers and another ton of Spanish speaking writers. It doesn’t make sense for us to promote our stories (written in Spanish) in the designated forums for promotion because, as anything else in wattpad, they’re only thought and meant for the English speaking audience.
We acknowledge that wattpad is a mainly English speaking platform whose majority of writers and readers are united by the English language as a common form of communication. Many of us are bilingual and read stories written in English, but when it comes to promote our stories written in Spanish and connect with Spanish speaking readers, we’re left with very little options in wattpad. Throughout these six months of my thread (linked above) I’ve noticed how the moderators have deleted attempts of other Spanish speaking writers at starting other threads (perhaps meant to discuss an specific genre or theme) and they’ve been refered to my thread as the only way and place where all the Spanish speaking writers ought to be.
As diverse as wattpad is, as many genres, ideas, themes, age groups, sexual orientations, ethnic groups, nationalities, etc there are here, we realize it would be beneficial for all of us, all of the writers in wattpad, to be able to count with sub-forums dedicated to a language in particular. In those sub-forums we’d be able to promote our stories, start threads on different topics and connect with readers of our language.
Please consider this idea in an effort to support the many Spanish speaking writers and readers that are also part of the wattpad family.