So I just got a PM and got invited to join this constructive criticism group. I feel off about it. I rarely review and the only way I can see someone seeing me is because I write for a smallish fandom. I'm browsing through and see that they aren't bad like the other ones. But I feel kinda offended (?). Offended is probably not the right word. I think I'll stick with off.
Anyway I think I'll just delete the PM and put a note in my profile that I don't like to get invites to that sort of thing.
Its amazing how different fandoms affect your perceptions. In a low-traffic fandom you might get one review every other chapter and be satisfied that someone is reading and enjoying. Then, move to a higher-traffic fandom and get three reviews in the same day and suddenly you feel like a superstar! (Even if you're really just a small fish for that fandom.)
I have stories that have been over and buried for almost a year now that are still getting favs. It really is a big stroke to your igo when you get an email for a story you've almost forgotten about and find that someone has added it to their favorites list.