Bullying And Why It Stops Here

Bullying And Why It Stops Here

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Author Advice, Blog Events, Random, Rant And Ramble | 10 comments

As per the title, I had planned to write a post about this topic today. I’ve wrote about reacting to negative reviews before, and why you shouldn’t, but today, my path has changed a little.

I chose not to write this post for a few reasons.

One being that Pam at Bookalicous did a post that pretty much summed up my thoughts on the matter. 

The second being that there is tragedy in this world today. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and all the people affected by these terrible events.

This is a prime example why the bullying needs to stop. There are far worse things happening in the world today, and people that are too sensitive to be put under the microscope are not a part of these things. If you take a step back and look at the big picture, someone disliking your book just isn’t that important.


  1. Here, here! I wrote my post about all this yesterday and the awful tragedy in CO is just the kind of thing I'm worried about if people don't take a BIG step back. There are truly sick and evil people out there and some of them just need a reason or “permission.” Please, for the love of all that is holy…let's not give it to them.

  2. You said it my friend! There is enough hate and anger in the world without adding to it! While I can appreciate the pain of having your work disliked, there is simply no need to be cruel. Opinions are opinions and should be left at that!

    ♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

    • Exactly!

  3. Exactly Mr.M! Written perfectly, there is too much tragedy in the world to be concerned over such petty matters.


  4. A tragedy lends perspective. In the grand scheme of things, it makes me feel foolish for getting my feelings hurt over an insult.

    Thanks, Matt.

    • You shouldn't feel foolish. It's not like someone said they disliked review and you took offense, they just outright insulted you. You're entitled to your opinion, as are others, but there was no need, and is no need, for name calling, attacking, and the down right inappropriate behavior we've seen from other people and websites recently.

  5. You've said it all!

    I couldn't agree with you more.

    Thank you!!!

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