Originally Posted by Lariatoh!
Man a lot of new shows popping up! Question has anyone attempted Rock vs HBK? If so who was face/heel? What year was it done?
Wolfy did it for his Wrestlemania 22. Rocky was his face and HBK was the written heel, but it was written realistically in that the crowd popped for both men anyways.
Originally Posted by Frakkles
I never said I wasn't willing to take on advice. It's part of the reason I posted in the first place because I expected at least some people to say no and explain why. My issue was with the statement that you dismissed it based solely on the look and I still feel that's more than a little harsh.
I do appreciate the feedback and part of the reason I actually responded the way I did is because I care about other people's opinions on this. Usually, I'm completely dismissive of what other people say so getting any kind of response is definitely a positive and, looking back, my response was a little 'catty' but I care a lot about my work and felt defensive of it, whether you meant offence or not.
I also feel like I misinterpreted part of your original post but I'll definitely try and change it up because I myself thought the show look a little 'too bland'. Hence why I said I would be adding more colour to the next show.
Hopefully it'll be an improvement.
On your other point, the reason I care whether people read/don't read/enjoy/don't enjoy what I write is simply that: as a writer, I crave criticism on my writing. I want to know whether I made people bored, happy, intrigued, sad, whatever. I just want to know if people respond to my work. If I wanted to simply satisfy myself, I would keep my work to myself.
There's not just one absolute reason people aren't giving it a look. Reason number one is because you've been posting in it like mad. It's nice that you have the zeal to get it going, but your aesthetics aren't really a concern. It's your habits alongside it. The look of it doesn't bother me much, personally, but when you post three times in one day, it puts people off as being very 'n00bish' for lack of a better term. It doesn't look like the actions of someone who has all their thoughts together, which is always a put-off. Is it fair that people judge without reading through things? No, but that's how the mind works. How you present yourself is key.
Another reason is pretty simple, and not to sound like a dick here, but you've posted ONE show
. There's no immediate gratification anywhere in the world and the Wrestling Forum BTB Section is no different. It goes alongside the first reason and that's slow down and take your time. The readers will come. The constructive comments and feedback will come. If you're as confident in your work as you appear to be, then I'm more than sure you'll get your fair share of attention/help in due time.
One thing not working in you favor is the way you've gone about seeking this feedback. I'm sure your intentions were good and well, but when you come in here with one show posted and wondering if someone's read it, it comes across VERY diva-ish and doesn't make you look good. Not to say that you're not good, but if people weren't giving it a peek at first, the way you went about this certainly isn't helping.
If you're as much a writer as you say you are, you're constantly seeking improvement and that's why you constantly seek criticism. You can always improve content in a variety of ways, mainly reading around some of the better threads. Although I will admit there's a vicious cycle in there somewhere of 'need feedback for improvement/need good content for feedback'. But since you can't control what other people do, you can only worry about your work.
Originally Posted by HollywoodNightmare
Also since the topic is being argued about (somewhat) as far as formatting goes, For anybody who has read my thread is there anything I should be doing different with my formatting? I have not gotten any complaints but I feel like that may be 1 reason why I have not gotten much feedback yet. (Besides the fact I have only gotten two shows up)
Patience. People. Please.