Book Blogger Confessions (#9)

Book Blogger Confessions is a biweekly meme hosted by  Tiger’s All Consuming Media or For What It’s Worth

Blogging controversies? How do you address them? Do you join the Twitter frenzy?  Write a ranty post?  Stay on the sidelines and hope they go away?
How do you think we should address plagiarism scandals? Bad author behavior? Negative comments on our blogs?

Blogging controversies? How do you address them? Usually I avoid them. In fact, the only real controversy I think I’ve ever addressed was in regards to the Fifty Shades books. I did an editorial after I saw a lot of viciousness directed towards E.L. James. If it happened to another author I feel strongly about I would probably do it again. Here’s a terrific little post that addresses the issue from an authors perspective. Sarah Gilman

Do you join the Twitter frenzy? Never from the blog’s twitter account and rarely from my personal twitter. It’s just not worth it to me.

Write a ranty post? Stay on the sidelines and hope they go away? I guess I’d have to ask my readers if they thought of any of my posts as being ranty. I don’t think so. As far as staying on the sidelines? If there’s an issue I feel passionate about I would never just completely ignore it. I would work it into one of my Observations posts. 

How do you think we should address plagiarism scandals?  I know someone who has had this happen, but luckily it hasn’t been me. If one of my reviews or other posts was plagiarized I would contact the person responsible and ask them to remove it. If that didn’t work I think my next course of action would be an email to the bloggers host (WordPress, Blogger, etc.) As a last resort I would probably address it in a post here on Bookish.

Bad author behavior? I’ve seen this from several authors and I find it disturbing to say the least. I just can’t fathom trashing a peer. What on earth is gained by doing that? Several months ago I witnessed an author who I’d personally met doing that very thing on twitter.  My reaction?  I unfollowed, and when the sequel to her book was released…I didn’t buy it…and I won’t. (Don’t ask…I won’t tell)

Negative comments on our blogs? It depends on the comment. If I consider it author bashing then it’s going to get trashed. If it’s disrespectful to someone else who has commented then it’s going to get trashed. I’m not into negativity. If someone wants to disagree on any subject that’s fine…as long as it’s done respectfully. It can be done.

So tell me peeps…do I ever come across as ranty?

Tamie Xo

3 thoughts on “Book Blogger Confessions (#9)

  1. ChocoMG2112 says:

    I have never thought of you as ranty, ever.


  2. Im new here, but you dont seem ranty to me. If i dont like a book, its the book i dont like. Not the author. I dont like the fever series. But that does not mean i dont like the writer. I do not know her. Shes porbably a wonderful lady.
    I hate all the bashing and i have unfollowed and blocked a lot of people for bashing E L. They got nasty, so i got rid of them with no notice and told icy i did it to support her. I understand people not liking things, but the bashing needs to stop.


  3. I think you are entirely fair in every way. Your passionate thoughts are reflected in your posts all the time, but ranty? Nah. Strong opinions? Yep. Tasteful? Always.

    Like attracts like. If we engage in the s**t that flies, we’re only gonna get dirty and that’s the kind of dirt that never completely washes away.

    So IMHO, you do good :).


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