Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend, wherever you are.
Me? Not so much.
There has been so much negativity on social media of Late about the validity of a bloggers point of view when it comes to books. We have an agenda, we’re in the publishers pocket so incapable of a genuine and honest review… You’ve probably seen it so I don’t need to rehash it all again.
I have broad shoulders (and a fat arse) so I can take the fact that a ‘reader’ may not like what I do. I can take that a fellow blogger may not like the length of my reviews. Life is too short to get hung up on the small things. I know it hurts and like many others will defend the integrity of all my fellow bloggers. We do this for love not profit.
That said, today, for the first time ever I felt like I was under fire. Now it made me realise that what I am not liking is all the negativity from both sides of the seemingly widening blogger/reader divide. What started as a small crack is fast becoming a deep canyon. Them v us. The world is made up of people with differing opinions. I would have it no other way. Everyone has the right to defend themselves and everyone has the right to feel offended, even to express this to others. But social media is becoming far too negative. Far too self destructive.
So, I guess what I am trying to say is that I need a social media break. I’m not giving up the blog, I love it too much (although today is the first time that being in this blogging world has actually made me cry). I will share my posts, champion the books I love and scream to the world about those fabulous books I have the great honour of being in a blog tour for. And I will tweet and share other bloggers book love too. But if I am not as active on Twitter and Facebook as I was, then maybe you’ll understand why. I don’t want to fall out of love with blogging but if I stick around right now there is a real chance that I will.
Happy reading and all the book love in the world guys.
See you on the other side