Image used under Creative Commons - Original belongs to SaladyThis is my first Think About It Thursday in a while, but I felt it was necessary to make this post.
Earlier today, Reggie from The Undercover Book Lover made a post about some comment hate that she received. I've only been blogging for less than a year, so I'm relatively new to this entire online community, but I've seen other book bloggers who have gotten the equivalent of hate mail in the form of comments on their posts.
In my own personal experience, I have only found other bloggers to be completely supportive and more than kind. Obviously, there are going to be angry and bitter? people out there who have the sole purpose of tearing another person down, but does it happen often? In your experience, have you seen/gotten rude or hateful comments or emails?
In my opinion, if you don't like someone's blog or your upset with something they have done, then don't follow them. Why would you traffic a website that you don't enjoy? If I didn't enjoy a site, I wouldn't visit it to leave comments that are intended to hurt.
From one blogger to another, grow up. It's unnecessary and rude to leave hateful comments on someone else's hard work. If you have that much of a problem and you absolutely need to get it out, email them. If it happened to me and it was a legitimate comment/email, I'll respond. If it's just to hate on me, I'll delete it and forget about it.
Blogs are created for a creative and enjoyable escape. We use them for our own personal means and just hope that others enjoy them. If someone happens to receive many ARCs for review, it just proves how much work he/she has put into their blog. I hope to reach that point someday, but for now I'm content with what I'm doing. If someone else is upset over another blogger receiving ARCs then that person needs to seriously reevaluate his/her priorities and values. Why get upset over someone else's blog?? It boggles my mind.
Anyway, feel free to sound off on the subject and head over to Reggie's blog and leave her some <3 love <3