@Peregrine_Appleclock @Miss_K Actually the likes go down because there is more roleplay to read and it’s hard to hold reader’s attention for chapter after chapter. The first chapter has the most likes because it’s the easiest to read. Readers often respond to the sin nature and take the path of least resistance - if the first chapter isn’t any good, they don’t read the others. Even if they like the roleplay, they might get pulled away because they had to walk the dog and forget about it.
As for me, I find that my writing quality tends to desentigrate as time goes on as I get bored of whatever cool ideas I had that caused me to start the story in the first place. If I’m getting bored, I’m pretty confident that my readers are getting bored too and it’s time to end the story. But that’s awfully convenient.
But yeah, if your writing is getting better and it isn’t getting recognized, it might be better to end the role-play and start a new one rather than expecting readers to recognize this fact and scroll to the bottom post for HIGHEST QUALITY WRITING. Though now that you mentioned it...
Bottom line: as a writer, you serve your readers, not the other way around, heh. It’s a job. You give them truth and warm fuzzy emotions, and intense feelings, and logical insight, and they pay you. In likes. Or moolag. Or complaints. Whichever you prefer.
Uh, that isn’t a science. Chemistry, physics, and biology (and astronomy and oceanography) are sciences. Engineering is a very different mindset. My brother, who is double majoring in college in physics and electrical engineering, can tell you that.
Science is about understanding the natural laws of God’s creation, and engineering is about the best way to build things. My dad is an engineer and her spends all day programming airplane autopilots, not doing scientific research or investigations.