As you can tell from this post’s title, I come to you with some bad news! Some of you might have seen that I addressed my concerns about this meme in last week’s post, and I also included a survey to learn a little about what participants and potential participants would want from the meme. The survey wasn’t too successful, but the responses that I did get, stated that the main issue appears to be that potential participants do not receive enough physical or digital ARCs.
This makes me feel very sad … as well as ignorant (for not having been aware of this). I live in Canada, so I am considered an international blogger, but due to my living close to Toronto and New York City (ish), I definitely receive more ARCs than other international bloggers, and I will definitely appreciate this fact a lot more now. (I will also be sure to continue hosting international giveaways whenever I can, too!)
Due to these findings (and my feelings about the meme even before receiving responses to the survey) I have decided that it’s time to let go of #ARCstravaganza. I do this with a heavy heart, but I believe that due to all of these factors, it’s time to do so.
THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS MEME, AND THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE READ AND COMMENTED ON MY POSTS FOR THIS MEME. IT’S BEEN FUN, BUT … GOODBYE, #ARCSTRAVAGANZA.