Nah, this ain’t a pet peeve at all.
But it’s something interesting.
It’s a trend I’ve noticed for years, and it’s only accelerating now – funny given most people are so called “busy” – yet they have, more so than in other times – literally “F all” to do in many cases.
Nah, this aint a rant about how people are “so busy” yet find all the time in the world for dumbass videos and such …
A busy lady “Yiyi” just asked me “if I’m English teacher“.
(when I told her what I was).
And I was pretty candid in telling her “so typical, all foreigners in China are monkeys, right!”
Then she asked if I did Tik Tok – or Dou Yin.
“Maybe we make video together, sell products, make money!”
Why people dont get it, I dont know!
Like, I dont even have an account on either one of those two silly platforms, literally Twitter is all I use regularly, even there not a lot. Instagram, I post pictures sometimes, but thats it.
Without the hashtags, as I dont do it for marketing purposes.
Of course, she had to “sleep” after I called her out after “3 hours of housework”, so she says. Hehe.
October 1 holiday no less in China …
But anyway, back to the topic.
I’ve been noticing a lot of people leaving 5 and 4 star reviews, which is great.
If you’re one of these fine, fine folks- THANK YOU!
I really mean it!
But, here’s the thing. And it’s interesting, but it’s mostly the 5 star guys that dont leave “comments” in the review section.
Now hey, I get it.
Not all of us are writers, not all of us are good at it, not all of us WANT to be good at it, but really, just a few lines?
But again, I get it.
I’ve often done 5 star reviews without being arsed to write about it unless asked (in which case I nigh ALWAYS do it – a good product deserves it, period).
But even there, I get it if you dont want to …
(It’s interesting – a dissatisfied Bozo will go to the ends of the Earth to rant up a storm, while REAL DOERS … not necessarily so!).
But here’s the thing, my friend (if you fall into the category mentioned).
It’s great (again) if you left a 5 or 4 star – or any review.
I truly and deeply appreciate it …
But if I dont know who you are, I can’t give you the 10% auto discount that comes with the review on your next purchase!
Further, and more importantly.
If it’s 5 star, then tell me WHY you loved the book – and I’ll make sure to do more books in that vein!
If it’s 4 star, you gotta TELL me why you didnt do a 5 star!
Trust me, communication doesnt just rule the nation.
It’s KING, Queen, Ace and Jack all in one.
Hell, downgrade the stars for all I care if you so choose.
But what I really, really want is your thoughts in writing, it dont need to be a tome either.
I think thats fair enough … what do you say?
Anyway, I’m out.
Remember, with everything else going on, I’ve been neglecting to promote pre-sales for Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness – so there’s the link NOW.
Get in while you can, friend. Price will only go UP later.
Edit – I really need to introduce Yiyi to Glyn Bozo, hehe.