Achievement unlocked: 100 Netgalley Reviews!
As a RPG gamer, I always think that the first few levels are intentionally easy, but having past the first ten level ups, things get more difficult.
- Level 1: set up the blog
- Level 2: Publishing the first review
- Level 3: Getting the first views from readers through search engines
- Level 4: Publish 5 reviews
- Level 5: Publish 20 reviews
- Level 6: every day a hit – constant traffic
- Level 7: first follower
- Level 8: Publish 50 reviews
- Level 9: 5 views daily
- Level 10: Publish a guest review
- Level 11: Schedule a review
- Level 12: Attract a pingback
- Level 13: 50 ARC Reviews
- Level 14: 500 Likes
- Level 15: 600 Posts
- Level 16: 1000 Likes
- Level 17: One is fine, two is better
- Level 18: Be elite
- Level 19: Reblogged
- Level 20: 100 Followers
- Level 21: 750 posts
- Level 22: Reblog a post
- Level 23: 100 ARCs
My last Level up! Reblog a post has been a month ago.
Netgalley has driven me brutally hard, and I developed a nasty ARC addiction with daily checking the site and nervous “Request” fingers filling up my schedule more often than my other TBR list.
I couldn’t believe it when I checked the 50 review milestone and found it at 12.07.2020. 50 reviews in just over half a year only for ARCs. I slowly feel exhausted and see that I need to go for a slower pace there. Economize my libido sort-of.
In fact, the next fourty days would be the perfect time to hold back that jiper, because it is Lent. Alas, the publication schedule is running and my reading Kanban is stuffed. I take such obligations brutally seriously, and don’t want to delay those reads plus reviews.
But what I can do is to NOT request books during Lent. That’s fourty days, enough time to break the unhealthy habit. Actually, I’m looking forward having less obligations starting in June.
The Award season picks up and I’d like to read along that and build my opinion about this year’s finalists. See? There’s already a plan after the plan. Oh my, I need to come back to just go with the flow.
Now, I don’t want to sound sad or anything. It’s time for a celebration, don’t you think? Imagine all those reviewers who’ve got the fucking-500-milestone, aren’t those crazy? 😀