Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

 
The Rules:

  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES:

  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed FOLLOW as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
   

This week's prompt is: What's Your Criteria of a Misbehaving Author/Reviewer?


MY ANSWER: Oh I somehow don't like this one. But okay, misbehaving author...I guess that might be one who openly replies to reviews that are more negative of their work. I mean, yes, it hurts if someone doesn't like your "baby" and I can relate to that. But I hear of some authors who comment on reviews and they get a tad out of control. It has to be understood, that not every reader will love your book. Not every book is for every reader. And I think sometimes authors might forget this. But thankfully, I only hear rare incidents of this. And it's never happened to me, so I am thankful for that.

With reviewers--my beloved family from the internet--well I definitely deem you misbehaving if you're one of those incredibly lucky individuals to receive coveted ARCs...and then sell them on Ebay or something like that. That's just disgraceful. Trading ARCs for ARCs is fine or for another book, a book for a book always works for me. But to actually ask money in exchange to get the ARC? That's just wrong.




5 comments:

  1. Especially the eBay situation makes me mad. I saw a blogger mentioning that there was ARC from "The Power" by Jen Armentrout on Ebay! Old follower

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  2. Oh...I didnt know reviewers were selling ARCs on Ebay! Wow, this is really sad.
    Have a great weekend,Jessica!

    Here is my FF
    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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  3. Great post! I never would have thought that there are some reviewers who would trade their ARCs for money.

    Here’s My FF

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  4. Agreed. Though I wasn't aware of the eBay thing, that's terrible. Hopefully it happens very rarely? :-/

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jessica.

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