…. besides here, if you’re interested. After reading Gigi’s post about Pattern Review, it really got me thinking. For the last 7 years, I’ve faithfully reviewed almost every garment I’ve made there, hoping that it would help others. I also enjoyed the feedback. I’ve had a paid membership because I like the pattern catalog feature (a good way to see if any of my patterns had been reviewed.) However…. There have been very few reviews that I’ve benefited from on PR in a very long time. I find my commenters here, plus their blogs, much more helpful. Also, after thinking it over, I’ve decided that I’m no longer comfortable with someone benefiting financially from content I provided. At 356 pattern reviews, plus a dozen or so other types of reviews, I might actually have posted the most reviews of any member (if anyone has a way to find that out, let me know). If it were a nonprofit community, I’d happily continue posting.
You can call me whatever you want, but this is how I feel. I feel pretty strongly about this; I’ve also made a point of spending my career working for non-profits (with a few exceptions in college). If I’m going to help a for-profit venture be successful, I expect to be compensated. Therefore, I have begun to delete each of my reviews on PR.
I have set up an account at Stitcher’s Guild, and if I feel the desire to post on a message board, that’s where I’ll do it.