A few things have happened within the last couple of days. It saddens me to the point that I want to leave the blogging industry, unfriend all authors, and get back to why I love reading. The words, the stories that take me far away, the feelings I get when I've found a gem.
I blog. I blog for me, for like-minded readers. I didn't wake-up one day and say I need to blog all my reviews. I created Twisted Sisters' Book Reviews because of my love for books, the need to express my feelings, and to spread the word. This is a piece of me. I share my love, I gain followers, I make friendships. This is why I love what I do. I'm not paid. But I do meet new people. And I love that. I love interacting with followers, friends, authors all the same. I post books & reviews on the page, I post no matter how I feel about the book. I CHOOSE not to post my review for books that I didn't like. I have that right as a reviewer. I don't like writing a negative review, but I have. Preferably, I rather not write anything.
Here's why my heart shatters right this minute. I can't keep it in. I've never been one to express my feelings, I lash out. I demolish when I'm hurt. You, me, all of us form relationships with authors. As a blogger I have, as a reader always. When does it cross a line? Not every book is a winner in my eyes. I've been accused of "putting someone in the naughty corner and/or neglecting them." An author that I had a deep connection with. Sting. I'm still feeling the burn. I thought writing reviews was an honest business... I refuse to sway my thoughts for friends or authors. What hurts the most is the relationship I thought I had with this person. I will keep my diginty intact and not reveal a single source. That's not my intention, I need to convey my feelings, hopefully to help to others. JUST BE HONEST! Write that review for you. Let your feelings out and continue reading. LOVE the books. Share the books. And forget about all the hype.
“No two persons ever read the same book.”
I'm not going into detail as much as I liked to. I'm simply expressing myself. A blogger is not going to make you a bestseller. You. You make yourself a bestseller.
Thanks for listening!
Thanks for listening!