Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday Linkups - Scandal in Skibbereen
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
How do you handle negative comments left on your blog?
I've been lucky and never had a really negative comment. There were 2 that came off as super critical. One was on a post that was at least 6 months old when the person commented very harshly disagreeing with me about my thoughts on who the audience for the book was and I was able to pretty easily ignore that. The other was an author who had an objection to something I didn't like about their book. I didn't understand it really because while there had been a point that had annoyed me the review itself was very positive. I made a non-committal answer to their comment and then have just avoided reviewing their books on the blog ever since. I don't mind people disagreeing with me - a book worked for me that didn't work for them or vice versa - there are ways to discuss it nicely and that's what almost everyone does.
Now that high season had arrived, Sullivan's Pub was busier than Maura Donovan had ever seen it.
I can just see the pub crowded with people laughing and talking. I'm not sure what weather high season actually is in but in my head it's cold and there's a fire roaring!
Mick noticed. "No, but it falls to you to keep him in line. You're the owner here now."
"I've never managed anyone in my life. You think he'd be better off somewhere else?"
I feel for Maura here (she's the 2nd speaker). Having to manage someone who really doesn't want to be managed is definitely a challenge - especially when you have no desire to do any managing!
So what do you think? Keep reading?