|courtesy of geek|
I was a member of netgalley for over a year now, having joined last March 2013. Barely 2 weeks ago, I exploited my account, sending requests for the first time. And within 24 hours, I got 10 approvals. In a week, I was autoapproved by some Publishers.
Yesterday, I finally bought my own domain name. A very short domain name, just 5 letters and for which I was more than satisfied. I was so happy about it I then decided to change my usernames across the internet (save for a few). Since netgalley doesn't offer to change one's username, I opted to what netgalley suggested in its knowledge base: to request their support team for one's account to be deleted. And request I did, but not before I made a new account with my new website's domain name in use.
I feel the need to have a new username because my previous account's username is way too long for my taste now and I don't like using something I no longer like. It leaves a bitter taste to my mouth. Moreover, I want things to be easier for me and that I want to have good vibes always. And yes, having a decent username encompasses my peaceful state of mind.
My then netgalley account was deleted in their database today but I could still access stuffs in my previous account.
I clicked a lot of request buttons yesterday to see if I will still get approved. And I just don't understand it! The very ones who autoapproved me before rejected my requests! It felt to me as if I no longer had any chance to get autoapproval again.
Sure I had lots of rejections in my previous account but this one just hurts because I think that those publishers matter to me.
I know that I'll get over this feeling (maybe in a week) and I'd get approved requests over time. But the wound is still so fresh, I feel the need to share my sorrows.
I'm still undecided if I really regret what I did but sure I was let down by my actions.