Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Confused ...Pissed Off and other things.

Okay so first off, I have not chosen any winners to the giveaways yet... Yes they have been over for a while and no I haven't picked winners. I honestly think my blog has kind of lost what it was originally all about and I think for a while the blog is going to go back to its principles and concentrate on what it loves... books. If you stick around... you do and if you don't , you don't. A lot of you started following the blog because you loved what it was about, as the blog has grown, it has gotten a completely different feel to it, and honestly... I don't like it.

I have been getting hate mail! Seriously? most of you are adults! Stop threatening me... it doesn't accomplish anything but make me not want to blog anymore. I don't like feeling as though my blog has lost my interest, because that means its probably lost yours too. In the coming months I am going to slow down on the giveaways and get back to what I had initially started the blog for... Books!

Speaking of being pissed off and such... I don't know how many of you follow Amanda Hocking's blog... but I have followed her work since the beginning. I was just checking out updates and such and read that she might not finish the My Blood Approves series. I think I am a little bitter over that. I totally see her reasoning as a writer ... but as a reader and lover of the series, I am slowly dying inside! I secretly hope that she does finish it, I don't care if the final book pisses people off, I think that it would make it worse by not finishing it.

In the meantime I am going to continue to blog. If you decide not to stay that is completely your decision... but I feel that I have lost sight on what this blog was once about and it needs to get back to something that I feel comfortable producing. I hope you all understand... if you don't... don't send hate mail... I won't answer it and it doesn't make you any bigger of a person.

23 comments:

  1. I dont understand why anyone would send hate mail. Blogging is for the joy of it and connecting to others who like similar things, similar books. I joined your blog because I always enjoy your reviews and it helps me to figure out which new books to try and read. I'm here until you kick me out! Well.. err..I hope you wont. Your blog is one of my favorites. I'm just shy to comment much but I had to say something after reading this. You blog what your heart tells you too and dont let anyone influence you otherwise.

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  2. Your big giveaways had nothing to do with books, so many (most?) people who entered them weren't here for your blog at all. If you want to please and keep book-loving readers, keep it down to book-related giveaways. Like books, or e-readers or small amazon gift cards.

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  3. @LadyVampire2u Thanks so much hun... don't be afraid to comment :) I love the blog the ..blog love lol... seemed a little repetitive but you get it lol.

    @Anna Thanks :) And that is probably very true.

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  4. Sorry that happened to you. It was probably the same type of person that hacked the last giveaways and your twitter accounts and such. People can be extreme and greedy, but we aren't all that way. Hope you don't let it get you down.

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  5. Thinking about it, I joined this blog for all the giveaways. However, after that, I wondered: Where're all the reviews?

    So perhaps you should just keep on doing what this blog is intended for: reviews. Use that surge you received from those massive giveaways, and provide enriching content to justify giving away thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

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  6. Whoa...hate mail is just not cool at all. I can't stand when people are so immature. I'm sorry that you've been getting hate mail.

    I'm definitely sticking around. I love books and giveaways, but I love books more. Books are the reason for my own blog so I can understand where you're coming from in wanting to get back to having the focus of this blog be on books. I'm glad that you have decided to keep blogging. :)

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  7. I'll stick around for the book reviews. That's more what I'm interested in any way.

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  8. Sending someone hate mail because you don't like their blog is completely immature. I like your blog no matter what you decide to do with it.

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  9. Wow I'm really sorry - blogging should be fun, and it's horrible that people would be jerks to you. Please feel free to get back to writing about what you love!

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  10. That sucks. People need to act their age. Hate mail has no place in the blogger world. I am sticking around because I love your blog. :)

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  11. Looking forward to all that is to come. I am ready for some good books

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  12. I'm sorry to hear you've had to deal with the hate mail. There is absolutely no reason for it, and I don't understand people like that. I look forward to your book reviews. I've always loved to read, and am excited to read reviews so i can find some good, new reads

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  13. This is your blog and you can do whatever you want, whatever makes you happy:) Don't pay attention to those people, I'm sure there are much more amazing guys and girls in this Blog world:)
    I'm a book worm, so I'm happy to hear you're gonna write more reviews, I noticed there wasn't many lately... so I read your blog retroactively, I'm now at Great Hexpectations post:)))

    Kisses,
    Jelena

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  14. So sorry to hear about this! I cannot believe that some people are filled with such bitterness that they feel they have to spew forth hate mail. Try to ignore it, and do what you love. I am a bookaholic, so I will be quite happy to see you concentrate on reviews.

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  15. really hate mail!?!?!? Well I want you to know I agree with you its your blog and you should run it the way you want :) Just stopping in to show my support. I have not had a chance to read Amanda Hocking books yet I will have to check them out :). Sorry If I don't comment much on your reviews I"m more of a blog stalker :)

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear this.I can't believe you were getting hate mail.I came to your blog before the giveaways I will come after.Do what you feel is right for you.

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  17. So sorry!! Why would people send you hate mail? I followed before the giveaways and I'll follow without them. :)

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear that! It seems as though the internet has allowed people to unleash all of their anxiety, fear, insecurities, etc whenever they please.

    I am one of those folks who started following based on a giveaway (so broke/unemployed to be able to replace my dying Mac). I didn't even know this was a blog about books...

    However, no one should make you feel badly for sticking to your guns about YOUR OWN BLOG. Do you, girl!

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  19. Hate mail? That's ridiculous. There is no need for people to be so horrible. Its your blog do what you feel :) I'm not unfollowing.
    xo

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  20. I am a big reader and follow many blogs related to books. I hope that you don't end giveaways but concentrate on offering them for book related items or for books you have reviewed and want to offer to a follower. Many books I would love to read, but if I can't check out from the library then I won't buy unless I can get for a reduced rate (no shipping via amazon.com) at walmart, target or kmart because I am on a limited budget as a mom of 4 girls who love to read as much as I do. Not sure what the hate mail you get is related to your blog or the giveaways hosted, but it is uncalled for and you should try blocking the person from your website and email if possible.

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  21. I say once again I am sorry that you get all that horrible mail!! I am so glad that you are going to be doing reviews again!! I LOVED your reviews and to be honest that is why I came here! I got worried when you disappeared again and figured you had been hacked!! Bah... Anyway glad you are going back to what you want!! It is awesome! Off to read your review :)
    Glad to have you back... Oh and YOU TELL EM' lol

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  22. I can't understand why anyone would send you hate mail, that is just awful! You are awesome & just don't deserve that at all. I've loved your blog for a long time & still do. I've missed your reviews & I'm glad to hear your coming back with them.

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  23. I was sad to read this post! I was checking in to see what you've been up to and to catch up. This made me sooooo sad! Don't let those few keep you from doing what you love, that is, if you still love reading and sharing your reviews. I hope you do. I think you're wonderful, Mary! Stay strong. Liza

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