So this is an interesting perspective! Book fans attacking bloggers for not leaving favourable reviews. I understand fandoms. I’ve ever been involved in a few and trust me when I say that SOME fans can get ALL KINDS of crazy. Why would you attack a blogger for not liking a book you never wrote yourself? Well, I wouldn’t personally, but I can see why ‘some’ fans would. Passion and obsession do funny things to people … But let’s be honest: it’s just an opinion and yeah, it might not be one that you agree with, but wouldn’t life be dull if we all liked the same shit? (And I say this coming out of a day of opposing views in the UK where 16 million people are pissed AF, me included).
My advice: know where to draw the line. Disagree, sure. Debate even. But don’t resort to name-calling, abuse and downright offensive behaviour just because someone disagrees with your point of view. Otherwise you’re one step away from being known as Trolly McTrollface.
I think it´s safe to say we all know what the definition of negative feedback is. We´ve all received some form of criticism a few times in our lives regardless if we asked for it or not. It doesn´t really matter what kind of job or education you have, or what your hobbies are… there will always be someone waiting to give their opinion. Most of the time it´s your friends, your own mother, your boss or your partner who feel free to criticize you once in a while. That´s perfectly fine. Negative feedback from people we see face to face might hurt for a few minutes / hours / days but we hardly hold grudges over being told we have a „fat ass“ in the purple dress we so proudly bought the other day. Why is that? My guess is because we can read body language and therefore can determine…
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