I can't say for sure though. Last year I only followed hd_holidays and kept my eye on mini_fest and daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas.
But this year I'm following hd_erised, hd_owlpost, mini_fest, hp_darkarts's In The Shadow of the Season, hd_smoochfest's Holiday Kisses, and daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas.
And in all these there's very little people commenting.
What's wrong? Where is everybody?
I imagine this is extremely discouraging for writers and artists that lived and breathe their pieces for weeks and even months to get so little response, it must be heart-breaking.
I know that writers write for themselves, when they have a story to tell, and in exchanges in particular they are writing specially for someone, but there's no denying they write for all of us, too.
We're all part of fandom, I think it's time to show our appreciation, it's always the right time, but specially this season, when so much is given, gifted for us to enjoy.
Whether you are a writer, a reader, an artist, a mod, take that extra moment to let someone know you enjoyed their work.
At times I feel very silly for wanting for people to celebrate fanworks, but, you know, it's not silly at all. Comments, feedback and recs are a vital part. They matter, too, which means every reader out there, every single person who comments is a voice saying Thank You for sharing your work.
And this weekend is the perfect opportunity to do it. writcraft has a Comment-A-Thon this weekend to catch up on fests. So if you're behind or what to start, this a great way to begin.
Come on, people. Where is the love? Leaving comments is super fun, and easy! Or do I need to link you to 8 ½ Fail-Safe Ways To Write A Comment? ^^