ATTN SWAP HOSTS/SWAP PARTNERS -- If you are curious about my recent 3 rating, please scroll down and read my explanation. Thank you! :) Profile last updated: January 2018
Hello there! My name is Marian and I am 25 years old. I love reading, writing, and creativity. In my free time I write books, exercise, create zines, keep a blog, and watch Netflix. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite candy is Reese's Pieces.
I try not to dislike too many things! If you put time & love into your swap I'm sure I'll love it too. :)
I ask respectfully that you be patient about ratings! I do my best to rate as quickly as possible but I have a lot going on in my life and so sometimes I only get onto Swap-bot once a week.
For the sake of future swaps, I would like to take the time to explain the 3 rating that I received for the Peace on Earth Mini Zine Swap.
In December 2017 I went through a traumatic event which triggered my depression & anxiety. I was committed to a couple of zine swaps (I love zine making) and did the best I could to produce high quality zines and get them to my swap partners on time. I fell behind on this swap. Mistakenly, I did not contact my swap partners. I've learned since then that I definitely should have (and in the future I definitely will).
I marked the zines as sent but was not able to get my copies made until two days later. I'm actually really proud of how this zine turned out (see a picture here, if you'd like: https://flic.kr/p/D99872). I also sent 2 extra mini zines to each of my partners as an apology.
One of my partners contacted me and demanded an explanation so I explained to her exactly what I said here (in different words. I've since deleted the messages and blocker because her words and actions upset me).
She rated me a 3 (Understandable. I was about a week late). But then she posted my entire message in the rating! The fact that I was going through a traumatic incident as well as depression and anxiety is very personal to me and I couldn't believe that she would out me like that! Especially because that is AGAINST Swap-bot's terms of services. She has since correct her actions but it is still upsetting to me to be outed like that even after I apologized. Maybe she was trying to punish me, but it felt like bullying and that is not ok.
So that's it. I made a mistake and my apology was not accepted. But that's ok. I've learned from my mistake and I know for next time that communication is key. :) I've decided to be honest on my profile because depression and anxiety are something that a lot of people go through. Just remember that you're not alone! My inbox is always open if you need to talk.
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