Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Paperback's Pondering's: Negative Reviews
Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is about what I find very hard about blogging: writing negative reviews.
I have always struggled with guilt. I feel terrible if I offend people so I always try to please everyone. This poses a problem when writing reviews for books that I REALLY hated. I just don't know how to phrase my words in the least offensive way.
There have been times when I have actually refrained from writing a review because I cannot seem to bring myself to be that negative. I see reviews on goodreads about people raving about the book, that it makes it seem like it's not right to have such an unpopular opinion.
When I started my blog, I had trouble voicing my opinion. It still bugs me from time to time, because I'm afraid of what people might say. Now I have never gotten a bad comment on a post, so I know that I will most likely not receive backlash, but something is still in the back of my head that prevents me from moving forward.
I think that main problem I have is that when I'm so angry about a book, that I can't really put my feelings into coherent thoughts. I ramble, and misspell, and I can't seem to put anything that makes sense together. These things get me really worked up.
I see some bloggers that are perfectly confident in voicing opinions, unpopular or not, and I just wonder why I can't be like them?! I need to realize that nobody can be rude to me if I'm voicing an educated opinion, and that I need to stop overthinking things.
I mostly feel bad for the authors. They put so much work into their books, and they might even be an author that I love, and I feel like I'm letting them down. What I don't realize is that I can;t help what I don't like, and that authors know that there are going to be critics.
I want some help from you guys! How do you put together negative reviews? And do you struggle putting them up?
Emily @ Paperback Princess