Let’s get this out in the open before I even think about writing the stack of reviews I want to write. You’re not going to see very many scathing reviews on my blog.
When I post reviews here, they’re normally books or products that I’ve paid for just like anyone else. If I enjoy the book, I want to let the world know and it’s easier to do that here than to call all of my friends and bore them with the details of books they have no interest in reading.
We don’t all like the same books
Have you ever read a book that all of your friends were raving about and you thought it was crap? Yeah, this is kind of the opposite of that. Just because I don’t enjoy a book doesn’t mean that you won’t.
In fact, when I first started looking at negative reviews on Amazon, I wondered what in the hell was wrong with me. Almost every book I love had plenty of people who said it was one of the worst books they had ever read. Sometimes, they took it to the point of saying they wanted their few dollars back.
Writing is a form of art
I know how many hours I spend at this computer every day writing blog posts, freelance articles and working on my next masterpieces. I know there will always be people who don’t appreciate the words I write. I won’t hold it against them if they choose to say that I’m an idiot who shouldn’t be allowed near a computer ever again.
If I’m being compensated to give my honest opinion on a book or a product, then I will give my honest opinion. If I’m reviewing a book or a product because I am choosing to do so, I don’t see the point in taking my time and energy to crush another writer. To me, it feels like being one of the mean girls in school and I really hated those girls.
This doesn’t mean I’m some bubbly, overly perky cheerleader who thinks everything in the world is so super amazing that I could explode. Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m actually the opposite of that. I just don’t see the point in being a mean girl.