Friday, May 16, 2008

Reviews get...reviewed

Reviewing is hard work. Writing is hard work.

What some may not realize is that just as an author makes themselves vulnerable to criticism, a reviewer does as well. Those who really take reviewing seriously are just as much a target when we post our opinions.

I mean...

Don't reviews get...reviewed?

On Amazon, books are rated 1 to 5...aren't reviews rated helpful yes or no? If you post a review on Myspace, does its interface not allow you to give 1 or 2 kudos? Just as reviewers have favorite authors who sometimes disappoint them, don't you think there's a possibility that authors will have reviewers who will sometimes disappoint them, too?

I wholeheartedly believe that an author is entitled to the anger they feel when they receive a less than desirable review, as well as the reviewer who may be upset because they had to struggle through bad editing or weak plots. It's when the reader/reviewer react to it in an extreme manner that is the problem...

We need to respect each others' gangsta. Period.

Don't forget to check out the tribute to my mommy. She's the bomb. Click HERE

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

As is the mother...

APOOO is hosting Every Day is Mother's Day for the month of May, and it is with much gratitude that I am allowed to present to you the most wonderful woman in my life; my mommy. I'm blessed to have a mother who makes me feel rich, empowered, and loved. She also makes some mean rice pudding (HINT! HINT!).

Thank you APOOO for honoring mothers.

Thank you mommy for being you and encouraging me to be me. I love you!

Thank you, my friends, for stopping by and please leave a comment. Tell me what the 'bestest' dish your mom (or other mother) makes or just let me know you stopped by.

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