Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oblectation over online outbursts...


Oh joy. "How not to handle bad reviews." [Guardian] "Self-published author Jacqueline Howett's online meltdown after a poor review..." It relates to the review she received from a blog that provides "Reviews and more from the world of the Kindle", Big Al's Books and Pals (click on image). The Guardian goes on:

"Writers, said the science fiction author Isaac Asimov, fall into two groups:
"Those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review."
Jacqueline Howett falls into the former category". The comments are hilarious as JH tries to explain, then excuse, then insult (and get insulted). Her final comment belies her smiling avatar. :-)

Hat-tip: Nattybumpo.

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7 comments:

Charlie said...

Kindred Spirits old fruit!

Paul said...

At least she didn't say, "He literally handed them the ball on a plate," which is Andy Townsend favourite phrase.

Don't read any reviews good or bad, that way you don't get excited or pissed off.

Span Ows said...

"Don't read any reviews good or bad, that way you don't get excited or pissed off."

Bloody right! Goes for films too although the reviews are harder to avoid.

Charlie said...

I'm marvelling at your ability to link to a particular comment. How dd you do that?

Span Ows said...

The one linked is actually on the Guardian story (down near the end of the article) but on some forums each comment is a unique http address (if the name is a link and not just plain text "Anon" for example). However in this case it's a cheat from the source code of the page like THIS

P.S. I have to do this when I link to individual posts on some blogs (like yours Paul!) as they don't have the 'Post Pages' enabled (I think!)

Charlie said...

Would you look at that!

Span Ows said...

hehehe...quick learner! :-)