Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another! Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses. This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let’s Talk!
Reviewers: How do you handle the less than ideal review requests? You know, the ones that have clearly not read your blog or your review policy. Also, what’s the worst review request you’ve ever received?
I continuously receive unsolicited review requests that are so obviously a form letter. I immediately delete them. They may grab a few people with that kind of communication, but I think most of us want nothing to do with that shite. At the end of the day, this is my hobby and I do it because I love to read and talk about books. However, I’m not going to associate with someone who doesn’t have the time to make it personal. I know they are trying to reach as many people as possible, but they should think quality over quantity, in my opinion.
I think what I dislike most is when you are contacted by someone who tries to sound like they’ve been to your blog, but you know they really haven’t because you ARE NOT TAKING REQUESTS AT THIS TIME. Ugh. Being a phony is worse than the mass email. Dr. Smash think I overreact about this, but I’ve been at this hobby for 2.5 years and I do not have the time for impersonal interactions. I need my interactions with the book world to be meaningful. Not robotic.
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