Hi, everyone. The pandemic is still on the rise, so I hope you’re all safe. I’ll just get straight to the point. So, I’ve been in wattpad for four to five years I think, long enough to see the differences in the current interface and the previous ones. Back then, whenever the new stories showed up, they instantly fell on the radar of the viewers of the website as long as the writers uploaded daily enough to bag the likes. The good ones often grabbed enough likes for clueless readers like me–who’d log in after a few days and have no idea where to start from–to notice them and give them a shot. It was way easier to look for awesome stories and way easier for the awesome ones to gain more reads.
This time, I see a different trend. The good ones are in the paid section and quite old, published between 2014-18 or so, whereas the new ones are hardly getting any reads, forget the likes. Earlier the catchy stories used to attract enough likes very quickly. It made it easier to figure out whether a story was worth the read because the opinions of the mass was widely available. Now, with the concept of paid stories, I’m starting to believe wattpad is pushing away all the potential readers, leaving the genuinely engaging stories far off the radar.
This is really unfair, in my opinion. I need to read good books but I don’t see the public showing me the good ones. Please, prove me wrong.