Monday, December 13, 2010
There's nothing I hate more than someone who butts in line, or takes advantage of something because they can. I hate rude people. I don't like when someone pushes me out of the way and then proceeds to run all over me. I'm older, wiser than I was 10 or 20 years ago. Ain't going to happen without me making a protest. So here goes.
First I want to say I have spent two years working at my blog, trying to make friends, getting to know some of you the best I can with the limited time I have--especially with my slow connection. I've gone to your blogs and made comments and at no time did I try and muscle in on someone else's featured book, or interview by telling them all about my book.
I felt honored, ecstatic, that Michele Hauf gave me the chance to feature my book, Vampire Ascending at VampChix just this week. I was invited, I didn't push myself onto this site. I waited until my book was published and available, and asked, and was granted the space and time on VampChix.
But something happened that really irked me, and rightly so, if you'll just indulge me a moment more to explain. Someone left a comment that pretty much ran over my parade. It took away my joy of being featured, and I think it's really rude even despicable that someone should feel they have to sneak into someone else's post in order to get recognition because they don't know enough people out here, or have no other way of getting attention other than stealing it.
Those of you who know I was featured at VampChix on Wednesday I'm sure went and viewed it, and a few commented. Which was fine because you commented on my book.
But one person who chose to be an "anonymous" commenter went and entered all the information on another person's book, the name of the author, where to buy it and how much, yada, yada--and I have a suspicion the author, herself, did this--and that's down right rude to do this! (No, I'm not going to reveal it here. Not going to get another freebie.)
Think of it this way; you've worked hard at writing your book, finally it's published, you're so very proud and now you're working to get it noticed by going to your blogging friends, and getting their permission to have an interview or what have you.
Then, someone comes along and slips in an ad for their book in the comment section. Would you take that laying down? Wouldn't it just tick you off? Personally, I've had my share of people who have always pushed me around. Years ago I began to push back.
May I also warn all of you to be on the look out for this sort of thing to happen to your posts in the comment section. It's quite possible this person (or others who think this is a pretty cool idea), may be hunting for the opportunity to do this again. May I strongly advise you to delete it as soon as you see something like this.
I have emailed Michele about this, but I have not heard from her as yet. I may have to try her again, since they've had some bad weather up that way, so I don't know. I had some really terrible weather ourselves, so maybe the email didn't go through.
I hope if any of you got to this post and see it, leave a comment on how you feel this person really has the nerve of doing something so rude.
Thanks to all of you who have supported me, come and joined my blog. YOu know this takes work to get to know other writers in this way.