It's Day 13 of Parajunkee’s New Year Challenge. So, now I get to share with you My Blogger Horror Story!
Day 13: Share a Blogger Horror Story
For me, my horror story is along the lines of the Blogger and Reader Bullying. I"ve had it happen 2 or 3 times in my blogging life and it is not pretty.
I had posted a review of a popular book among many and I did not like it. I did not trash the book, I simply stated what I did not like and what was not working. And I get this comment that I must be crazy and that I'm stupid for not liking the book. And that I shouldn't even be reviewing books, because I suck at it.
Excuse me, What happened to Freedom of Speech? My right to voice my opinion about a book. I have that right. In reviewing books, we swear to be honest in our reviews and I did just that and I didn't even trash the book, simply stated what I did not like.
This happened on Goodreads. There are some people on Goodreads that are so sensitive and think anything you say is you bullying them or in Goodreads term, a troll.
Basically what happened is I left a comment on one of my friends reviews to add to conversation about YA books and UF/PNR author thing and this other person reply's to my comment and I notice in her comment the way it was worded suggests that she did not read my above comment so I comment that and she out of nowhere attacks me and says I'm being aggressive and attacking her, when I was just simply pointing out that she missed part of my comment. And actually if it was anyone else they would say, "oh, okay. sorry. I didn't see that part."
But she took it like I was trying to criticize her and attack her when I didn't do anything. I'm aloud to point out that she missed part of my comment. She made such a big thing out of nothing. She tells me to grow up being I was trying to explain that she is way out of line when I never attacked her. She's the one who needs to grow up. What makes it bad is that it was on a friend's review. Not mine or hers.
I swear I get these types of people every now and then. Thankfully not a lot, but it upsets me that people are like this and cannot be civil to one another. Sometimes I think some of these people on her like to pick fights. Jeez.