Strange, isn’t it, how sometimes a dynamic can create its own momentum and suddenly it seems as if it is running on automatic. Such is a dynamic I notice with some pieces submitted here for review. It may be that the subject is popular (vampires - I’m not giving an opinion, just saying) or that the piece has a comedic side to it that lends to an enjoyable read. What of the Wallflowers? What of those works that shuffle back first to Page 2 (still some hope), then to Page 3 (hope is dwindling), then off to the oblivion of Page 4 and beyond? I would urge you… no, not you. Us. I would urge us all to take the time to give attention to the items that have seen less favor, less attention. Fewer signatures on his/her dance card. It’s easy to come into a thread that is just rolling with reviews and scan the reviews, cherry picking the things we wish to repeat to the author. Much more challenging is to start from scratch on a piece that has received little attention and give an opinion that is truly fresh and relevant. To the Wallflowers: Have you looked over your formatting? Are you a wall-o-text? (Very hard to read items with no paragraph breaks) Have you yourself given cursory, shoddy, limp reviews? Are you a 3 Post Wonder? Have you made off-putting statements like: “Sorry, I know it’s full of mistake.” “I didn’t have the time to check it over.” “I hate grammar police, read it anyway.” These may be the things you need to spiffy to avoid being a Wallflower.