I'm hear today to talk about blogger bad behavior. I just found out that an author is not writing anymore because of blogger bullying. Yes, she is taking her books down, your website will go dark and she is not going to write anymore. I read this NA author and loved her voice. I feel like another great voice has gone silent due to some *s*h*l* blogger thinking that they are GOD and can make our break an author's career.
Good job blogger. Not only have you crushed a writer's dreams, source of income and her self worth, you have managed to make this blogger very, very pissed off. Once I found out who you are, I will expose you for who and what you are. I've never understood why bloggers do this to authors. I stay off Goodreads because of the bad behavior that so-called "reviewers" have done to authors and I feel that I will have to continue to un-follow bloggers because of this issue. And to answer the question...I have un-followed some popular bloggers and their review sites because they have bullied authors in the past. I just don't understand why someone would do that to another human being.
We have all heard about author bad behavior but blogger bad behavior is on the rise. The affects of blogger bad behavior is worse. Sure, I've had authors on my blog that had bad behavior and they haven't been on since. When contacted, I just politely tell them/assistant/publicist that my calendar books well in advance (at two months) and that I can't fit them in. Professionally said and there are no hard feelings. Do I talk about these particular authors? Get on Twitter/Facebook and bad mouth them? No, I don't. I'm a professional and I'd like my name to mean something. Sure, most people think that I'm a joke and don't take me seriously but I do and that's what matters. I'm not in blogging to make money (wish I did, though *wink*) or to be the next Sara from SBTB. I'm in it for my love of books and to help authors promote their books.
Isn't that what a blogger should be doing? Not tearing them down because you didn't like that particular book.
I have an author that once told me that based on my review her sales jumped for that one book. I was thrilled for her but its not me that caused the sales jump. It was her. I was only the messenger. Her writing is what sold the books, not me. :)
I know that writers are trying just about anything to get there name/books out there to the masses. I do, however, caution to really research bloggers and their sites. Look them up on Twitter and Facebook. Seriously, I mean this. Authors research publishers, agents and should I self publish. Why not bloggers/reviewers? Just food for thought...
BTW, I have succumbed to reader pressure, so I now have a new feature for the weekends only...EROTIC WEEKENDS. This is reserved for erotic genre only. Kink, fetish, menage, same sex, etc. will be featured. There will be reviews and the usual stuff. I'm booked until May for now but I'm open after that.
So have you bullied by a blogger and if so, how did you handle it? Let me know in the comments.