Okay, this isn’t really going to be a letter, exactly, but more of a defense piece for the book bloggers the world ’round who bust their ass for very little, if any, return on their invested time.
Every Thursday when I wake up, I get stupid excited. From the moment I get up until the moment I go to bed, there is a super-fun thing happening on Facebook. IABB Confessions. If you’re an author, reader, or book blogger, you may already have seen them. They’re so much fun!
It’s a great little Facebook page which goes by the name Indie Authors & Book Blogs. They are a strictly promotional page (they don’t accept review requests) which has created a weekly………well, it’s not exactly a “meme”….
They have a Google Docs form. You go fill in your confession, they make a graphic of it, and post it. It’s all totally anonymous. Say whatever you want as a reader, author, or book blogger.
I’ve done it. I’ve even had a few of them go up on IABB. It’s kind of fun. However, every time one of mine gets posted, I go and completely ruin the anonymity of it all by sharing the IABB graphic and saying “Look!!!! My confession got posted!!!!” I don’t have a reason to hide behind an anonymous confession. It’s just fun to participate.
Anyway, I am a little bit appalled by one of today’s confessions. Again, anonymous, so posting this here shouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Here we go….