Giveaways. I love, love, love hosting giveaways. It's one of my favorite things abut blogging. I love the reactions I get from you guys when you found out you won. There's nothing so sweet. However, lately it's become more and more obvious to me that tons of you are not following the rules on my Giveaways page. I know tons of you you do read and follow the rules, but there are so many people who don't and it is endlessly frustrating. Should I just stop hosting giveaways? Because I don't have to host these, you know. I do them because I want to and because I love you guys. But lately it's really not feeling worth it.
Plagiarism. Most of you remember my Plagiarism Sucks post form last month. I am going to follow-up on that post this month and answer some of y'all's questions.
I got the weirdest and rudest anonymous email the other day putting me down and telling me that I sucked and framed the plagiarist. I do require emails to be put in my contact form but it's not that hard to put a fake email there, sadly. Guys, if you want to slander me, at least have the guts to say it to my face.
Review requests. Mother of god. I realize this probably doesn't apply to most of you since you're probably not necessarily authors, but seriously. It's getting ridiculous. I cannot tell you how many requests I get from authors and publicists who have clearly not read my review policy at all. It's there for a reason, and why should I spend my time reading your book when you don't even respect me and my blog enough to read my policy?
Spam comments. Obviously this is not your fault, but it's annoying and I just have to get it off my chest. I get a ridiculous amount of spam comments each day and it's almost enough to tempt me to start using Captcha.
I need more books. This is a perpetual problem, no matter how many books I buy.
Now we get to the "updates" part of this post. For those of you who didn't see my last brief post, there is indeed a new design here at Sparkles and Lightning. And yes, I am still working out bugs and stuff and am aware that there are currently several problems. Hopefully I can get this ironed out easily fairly soon.
So, I think that's all. At least for now. Thanks for listening, and I do apologize but these things needed to be said. I appreciate you guys listening and being here and rocking my face off.
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