Ok so I know that I haven't been around as long as some, that I only have one book out that's not topping any charts, but maybe that's why I can see the problem. I know of one blog that was attacked because of their review, two different bloggers who have made themselves sick, another brought to tears because of an author, this is NOT right. These women and men who run these blogs do not get paid, they do not expect anything other than for us to treat them with respect and courtesy for doing US a service. We need to remember that the bloggers have jobs, families, responsibilities that do not revolve around us. We need to say thank you for reading our books, taking time to review our books good or bad, to set up blog tours, giveaways, pimping us out, so many time consuming activities I'm not even listing and they ask for very little, a little common courtesy would go a long way. When one tells us no, which I know is rare, they should start by the way instead of making themselves sick trying to do to much, we should understand we are not their obligation, they do not have to read our ARC, they do not have to do any of the numerous things they do, they do not get a cut of our royalty checks so they are NOT our employees.
Just remember the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated when dealing with people who enjoy reading our books so much that they take time away from their lives to help us reach our dreams.