Before I go to bed and sleep (or try to), I’ll chip in here.
I don’t typically look at reads as the first thing, but if to answer this question with only the reads in mind, it highly depends on if the writer has other works and how the blurb is constructed. If it readable (eligible), then it’ll entice me a lot more. Obviously the cover gives you a good idea too since the presentation of a god cover gives you the insight that the writer has taken the time to do a good cover.
Also, the read/vote ratio plays into effect here. If it’s balanced out quite well, then it’s more of an enticement to read. Typically, the 1k mark is usually a good indicator that the writer has tried to market their book, gotten friends to read, they’ve tried ways to gain them (and if the vote count is in the 150+, then that’s another good indicator that other people have enjoyed it.
And as some have stated, the higher the reads of a book, the more likely it is to be found. I’ve noticed that since joining Wattpad, but if you really want to find new content, you have to search. But for me, anything with 1k reads or more tends to be the starting point of when things take off a little for a book and it becomes more noticeable outside of circles of friends.
In saying that though, you can find some gems that have had low reads. I’ve typically found them from word of mouth or interaction with the writer on the threads. And if they have a kick ass cover, then that puts the icing on the cake (tbh, my favorite book on Wattpad hasn’t even hit 1k yet. It’s highly underrated, but a shame the writer doesn’t advertise it. They just write because it makes them happy, no matter how many reads/votes/comments they get. Those types of humble writers are great). I went a little off topic there.
Anyway, while some of the higher reads (10k+) are easier to find, sometimes they’re not that great (but that comes with what demographic the writer targeted or attracted). I’m a little fussy at times with what I read, but at the end of the day, if something has a good cover that looks like the writer paid a lot of attention too, and a interesting title, I’ll click on it to read the blurb AFTER I see that the read/vote balance is proportionate.