Monday, May 13, 2013

May I have your Attention PLEASE...



It saddens me that people don't know the extent of what it takes to do what AUTHORS & BLOGGERS do. Bloggers such as myself work hard to gain ARCS, Swag and trust with the Authors that we promote.


In the book world it's enough of a vicious circle when it comes to trust. Do you think they want us prowling and waiting on them to give us
free content or swag? No, they do not! We gain their trust and in return we get their respect and their trust to do them justice with honest critiques and reviews as well as promoting. 


The Authors I do have on my friends list, that I do promote, trust me not to swaggle them so leeches get free content.

Do you think Authors want you begging them for their hard work? No, they don't. Do you think they will just hand over a media file without trusting you first? No, they won't. Do you know the amount of will power it takes them to hand over an ARC for honest reviews, critiquing and blogging? No, you do not! Way too many Authors are being pirated as it is.

Now to get on the issue of winning free content and swag. Be respectful and say please & thank you. Respect the blogger as well as the Author for donating to that blog. Without these Authors we wouldn't have anything to give a way. Without us bloggers the Authors wouldn't have any help with promoting. It's a circle. Respect it! Stop being a Bug A Boo. If you want in this world you need to respect it & earn just like the rest of us.




IF THERE IS NO THANK YOU, DON'T BE EXPECTING YOUR PRIZE IN THE MAIL... ALL WE ASK IS FOR A LITTLE APPRECIATION FOR WHAT WE DO.

From Your Unappreciated Authors & Bloggers

34 comments:

  1. True! I actually saw a post from an author, asking people not to LIE about winning something...WHAT?! How old are we, people?? Why can't people just DO THE RIGHT THING? Jodi, you and I had a discussion about "doing the right thing" a while ago, different scenario, though. People spend more money on a cup of coffee at Starbucks than the cost of most indie books. C'mon folks...just DO THE RIGHT THING...you know what that is!

    Thanks for the post, Jodi!

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    1. ♥ Dawn I remember that discussion... Almost word for word... I appreciate the support! ♥

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  2. So true! Thank you for this post!

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  3. I agree 100 that is why I buy my stuff and dont take anything. I am cutting tours too. When you help an author or tour and they dont even follow you on twitter
    It shows the character. Or a tour that says where is your post and gets pissy when they NEVER say thanks. I agree and I do what I do cause I love books.

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  4. HEAR HEAR!!! I was raised with this being a DUH but not everyone has been fortunate enough to be taught manners. I still love you! <--------> *huge hug!*

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  5. Awesome post! I totally agree. <3

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  6. Amen Sister!! You tell them girly!

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  7. Very well said!!! I am new to the blogging world so I feel where you are coming from when it comes to respect. Thank you so much for saying what I think sometimes but am too afraid of the confrontation :)

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  8. Such a good point. If you win a book, the least you can do is write a review...

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  9. Very well said, and right to the point! I have no clue how hard it is, and I thank you for bringing it up, and putting it out there. THANK YOU for all you do!

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  10. You tell 'em, Jodi.
    I'm appreciative of what you do, and that y'all let me hang out with you while you're doing it!

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