Have you ever been faced with an issue while reading or blogging and thought: I wonder what other bloggers think about this? No matter what genre or audience you blog for, we all face the same problems. Are you a publisher or author wondering what goes on in a blogger's (and by extension a reader's) head?
Blogger confidential is a series of 12 questions asked to 11 bloggers about the nitty gritty details of blogging. Everything from what prompts a blogger to pick up a book, to what happens when a book doesn't live up to its hype. This series was inspired by Wastepaper Prose's Author Insight series.
If you feel inspired by any of these questions, leave your answer in the comments, or create your own post!
This week's question:
Does love of an author always translate into love of their book? How do you handle situations where it doesn't?
Again, it’s all about maturity, a real love of reading, and an appreciation for the great variety of books and readers out there. There are only a very few authors whose entire bibliography I have read and who I could say I literally love every book they’ve written. In most of those cases, I don’t know the author personally and, if I did have the chance to meet her, I would no doubt make a fool of my gushing self or be so tongue-tied that she would eventually edge quietly away from the crazy person." Angie from Angieville
There's a Book
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
"I do think that I'm a bit more forgiving of books from authors that I love but sure, there are moments where I may be disappointed. This is particular apparent when as a reader turned blogger, I'm now communicating with these authors and am now able to call them my friends. How do I handle situations like this? I remember to talk about the book itself with professionalism rather than attack the author. I've never had any problems." Natasha from Maw Books
Steph Su Reads
The Hiding Spot
My Friend Amy
The Neverending Shelf