Discussing Ratings & Reviews

Ratings

I’ve noticed that many people don’t use the full spectrum when rating; in fact most use about half: 5/5, 4/5, and the rare 3/5. And I can understand why. Growing up, most of us attended classes where we were graded on a scale of 1 to 100, but everything below a 60 was simply labeled F. I also think there’s a very real concern about “being mean”. Many of us know how hard it can be to toil away for months or even years, only to see our work rejected.

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Discussion-A New Category

As I blog I’m finding that some very interesting conversations can occur through comments, and good conversation can be elusive sometimes.

That’s why I’ve decided to create a new category, discussion posts.
When I’m crafting a post on writing, or a book review, I try to come to some kind of conclusion, combining my own opinions with those of others to reach a consensus about the subject.

Discussion posts will be less formal, more open-ended; in an effort to spark a friendly dialogue with others who may have read, seen, or thought about the topic in question.

I’m going to aim for at least one discussion post a month, but we’ll see how things go.