Their only excuse was that I don’t have “experience”, because you know you have to be a fly to write a scientific paper about their behavior. Just gathering objective data doesn’t help.
Now that I’ve ranked out on the first day, in 24 games, I went back to them with this “humble” request:
They did not respond, so I assume they do not wish me in their noble community.
You might say that posting with a more humble tone would have helped. But why would I do that? It’s me who is offering free content. My blog is a work of love, with no monetization (whatever ads you see is placed by the free blog engine, I don’t see a dime). They are not a prestigious publisher, but a shitty subreddit where most posts are low effort memes.
I don’t need them, they need me. They are likely unable to see that. That’s fine.
I have readers here who value my work. Maybe I could have more if my work was reposted in reddit. But those people had the exact same chance to find me as my current readers. I owe them nothing either. Even more: I owe you, the current reader nothing. If I’d wake up tomorrow and delete all the content I’ve created, you couldn’t ask for your money back, as you gave me none.
This should be an important lesson for all wannabe bloggers, if they don’t want to quit fast, like most in Blaugust. You writing is a gift to people you don’t know. You owe them nothing. They don’t have to like your writing or you. You are the one doing the favor, act like it.
However, some will. And they will come back.