When you edify everyone, the all become dim.
Do you fully understand what I mean by edify? Let's use a bakery example, and a girl named Mary Jane.
Why Mary Jane? Because I'm listening to this song right now, off the Judgment Night soundtrack.
Anyway, Mary Jane works in a bakery, and she decides to sample each item in the cabinet and write a review on her blog.
She samples a cheesecake and writes on her blog that this is the most fantabuliscious cheesecake she has EVER HAD! OMG, it is orgasmic.
She next samples a yellow sponge cake, and posts it is so good she wants to smear it on her boyfriend and eat it off, LOL.
MJ then tries a chocolate mousse, of which she writes, and I quote: OMG, this is so good I want to make a man out of it, marry that man, and have his chocolate children. I would so eat my kids! LMAO.
Anyway, maybe you're getting the picture. She edifies ~everything~ to the point that her five-star rating becomes meaningless.
The people I trust the most are the ones who are willing to give a bad review. This is especially true for us as authors, and as edifiers, and as publicists.
So hold onto your five-star rating. Praise the effort, and don't be mean or cruel, but be honest when you appraise the result. Sometimes a one-star rating is what it takes to set someone on the right path! Nothing will sober you up like a bad grade, if you get me.
Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novel Out of the Great Black Nothing. He is currently working on his second full-length novel with WiDo Publishing. See more of Eric's work here: Publications ** ARE YOU AN ORGAN DONOR? ERIC IS! **