Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)
I've been biting my nails over what's been happening to BookLikes lately. However, I've been keeping my mouth shut more or less.
Those who have followed me for a while, know that I'm not a big self-promoter, and I value disclosure. It helps with trust, which I feel is critical for the interwebs. I'm a consumer as much as anyone else and if someone recommends something to me, be it a book or something completely different... I want to know that their recommendation comes from the heart.
I try things, and sometimes things don't work out. I don't get the same out of a book that someone else did... that stuff's gonna happen. But if I feel like I gave it a chance from an honest recommendation, rather than a deliberate push... then the failure feels, "fair." I don't feel as if I was deliberately duped in to buying something. That's what drives me to keep on the honest side of things.
I do feel like if I helped out on BookLikes, then if someday I happened to be picked for an article or something, then people could point and make all sorts of accusations. That's somewhere that I don't want to go. There are no winners in Dramaville. So I keep my mouth shut, and just cheer on from the side lines.
But it's good to see BookLikes back working smoothly again.