ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways) (ride_4ever) wrote,
ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways)
ride_4ever

99% no-comment pinch hit

This was the first time I wrote a pinch hit and I am wondering if it's particularly common for a pinch hit to garner NO comments (well, the mod of the exchange commented, but that was the only comment). I had already completed my gift!fic assignment for this fic exchange when I saw that another participant was going to be left without a gift because their assigned giver had simply vanished. I had never done a pinch hit before, but I didn't want to see a fellow participant go giftless and there had been no pinch hitter sign-up, so I volunteered. I'm not a comment slut -- I don't even pay much attention to my AO3 stats -- but I admit to having been unpleasantly surprised that, aside from the mod of the exchange, there was not even ONE comment, not even from the person who was named as the gift!fic recipient.

This experience has left me wondering if there is something about pinch hits that makes them less likely to attract comments...or if this was the worst fic I ever wrote, seeing as how it's the first one to be 99% uncommented-upon.
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