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The sweet smell of cotton candy hovering in the air can only mean one thing: The fair is in town. I text Update immediately and we agree to meet there. First stop: Games.
“I’m going to win you the cutest teddy bear this town has ever seen,” Update proclaims, as he saunters towards the ring toss tent.
After the game master goes over the rules, Update throws his first ring and misses. He takes the next ring and misses again. With his final ring in his hand, Update cranes his head to one side and then the other, takes a deep breath, and tosses. The ring lands on the peg. I clap with glee at the perfect toss.
“Good shot, fella, but you need to get two rings to win a prize,” the game master gently points out. But after a beat, he says, “I tell you what, I’m going to give you a bonus shot”.
At that Update perks right up, takes the final shot, and lands the ring on the peg.
“Victory!” Update shouts. “Now I know how Premium subscribers must feel when they purchase any Wattpad Coin package.” The game master and I look at each other in confusion. Update elaborates, “Premium subscribers can now access bonus Coins with every purchase of any Wattpad Coin package. Pretty swell, hunh?”.
“You know I love a good Wattpad Update, but can I pleasssse have my teddy bear now?” I ask playfully.
Ratings and Reviews
This app has everything for a reader or writers needs!! You can write all your stories, with as many chapters as you want!! You can also create your own cover for your book as well.
The writing portion of the app is very simple to use. With the ability to add videos or pictures at the top of each chapter, you can give the readers a better picture of your story, and they have the tools you see on any writing software. From which side you want to write on, to italics, bold, or underlined.
For the readers, there are many genres to choose from!! Fantasy, Fanfiction, etc. it your choice. you can also change the font style, color of the page and, size of the font for you various needs. You also have a personal library that no one can see except you! So you can organize your books in any way, but, when you read a book it appears at the top of your library as your recently read.
You can also make reading lists on your profile for others to enjoy. If a book isn’t finished writing, the notifications for when the author updated the book, are straight forward, they tell you when they updated and what chapter they updated, so you don’t have to look or reread to make sure your not reading the same chapter twice.
I love this app, and I hope if you haven’t tried it, you should!!!
Wattpad: Why Change is Needed
Wattpad has been on every handheld device I’ve owned since I created an account five years ago. I can honestly say that this app was my favorite app hands down until recently. Yes, I still love and use Wattpad but I don’t spend nearly as much time reading on there as I used to. This is due to the ads and the update with premium accounts. I don’t mind ads at all as that is how apps are kept free but it seems like I get an ad after every single chapter and I’m constantly asked to go premium. With the change of the logo recently as well, I feel Wattpad is in a different place than it was when I joined 5 years ago but not in a good way. We need to move forward but not so much so that it becomes an entirely different thing. There have always been ads and I don’t expect ads to be wiped out completely but it is ridiculous how often they pop up, I also find it quite obnoxious that I am asked to go premium every single time I open the app. It is safe to say that Wattpad has become more of a money making operation than one that values its writers and readers. I don’t think it is much to ask to reduce the amount of ads a little bit and try to make the app about the people using it again. I’m still going to use this app but I have resorted to other FanFiction websites and apps as it is not nearly as enjoyable as it used to be. I do hope you can take both our opinions into consideration more directly. Thank you.
I always look forward to going to wattpad every day to read and write. I currently have a book published and another one in the works. This app is great, except for one thing. I don’t know if it is a glitch or if it is supposed to happen, but everyone’s message board posts blow up my notifications. At first I didn’t mind it, thinking it was just a glitch and in the next few days it would be fixed and everything would go back to normal. But now, I think it’s been doing this for maybe a month (I actually don’t really know). All the message board notifications have been preventing me from seeing comments and votes on my actual story and updates from my favorite stories. This really bothers me. I put a new story out about three weeks ago, and it has a very low number of votes and comments compared to my other story. I honestly don’t know if it is all the message board notifications or if everybody is less active because school has started again. Even I have ignored all of my notifications some days because I didn’t want to go through the thousands of notifications just from people posting on their own message boards. So I’m wondering if other people are doing the same as me and ignoring it overall, leading them to not reading and commenting as they used to... I’m definitely not saying I’m thirsty for votes, but this even prevents me from reading. Thank you for reading, I hope it made sense...!
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