OK guys I did something great with my lunch hour. pic.twitter.com/E06VEEgVXfAnd even more more hurtful is how many authors agreed.
— Amy Spalding (@theames) February 3, 2015
You can see all those who agreed with the bingo card here
If you want to boycott them all,feel free to do so.
Now,just like any blogger who came across that tweet,I was hurt.
But even more because I am one of the reviewers she's talking about.
Last December,I read her book Ink is Thicker than Water.I didn't like it,so I clearly left a short negative review with a one star rating.
And when I saw the bingo card,I knew she was also talking about me.
At that moment,the insecure girl in me wanted to cry.I mean come on,she was clearly criticising me and all the other reviewers who wrote a negative review for her book.
And worse,there were people who agreed with her.
But later on,my confidence was boosted by all those bloggers who started to talk back.It's what I love most about the blogging community,as they always stand up for each other and never sit back and watch another blogger(s) getting hurt.
I'm sorely disappointed. You're supposed to be role models, author rock stars, instead THIS is what you think of us..
— Giselle (@booknerdcanada) February 6, 2015
Yes, you may dislike what people say about your book but it's out there already. What you can do is focus on maybe improving for next time.
— Shelly (@shellysrambles) February 4, 2015
What some of these authors are doing is the worst worst. If that's not stepping out of line, I don't know what is pic.twitter.com/gURjeiDz4r
— Juhina (@juhina_) February 4, 2015
Just fyi; I write my reviews the way I WANT. I dislike a book for MY reasons. It's not up to you. Review pet peeves, get out *snort*Love you all for making me and all those reviewers who got criticised feel better!
— Mel (@Dailyprophecy) February 4, 2015
I believe negative reviews are a right of every reviewer.
All opinions should be respected.
And most of all,what I want to say is,please reconsider the feelings of young reviewers before you post something nasty as this.
We are just beginners.My blog has just been running for one and a half months.
And comments like these make us want to give up.Make us wonder whether we're doing something wrong.
I personally wanted to retreat into a hole and die when I saw the tweet and the responses.
But at the same time,I think authors should all learn the importance of reviewers and bloggers.It's they who make the authors famous.
It's totally ungrateful,to payback them this way.
What did you think about the drama?