Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dirty Little Secret #36

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets. We hope that you will all join us!
To participate in the meme all you need to do is:
  1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
  2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
  3. Answer the question proposed! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
  4. Then add your link below.
Non-bloggers: We want to hear from you as well!!! Let us know your answer in the comments!
We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

"Share your experiences with blogging!
List TWO "Don't" and one "Do" when it comes to blogging and reviewing."

Blogging: Don't leave mean comments on the blog or on any posts.

Reviewing: Don't look at what others have said about the book your reviewingand then paraphrase, use your own words and phrases - be yourself.

Do try your best to leave comments when possible if someone says something nice about your blog or a port you've written.


  1. Yes I hate it when I leave a comment and the host doesn't even acknowledge it!

    Talk Supe DLS

  2. Agree with all the above. Especially the "mean comments" thing. I've yet to have a horrible one, I'm dreading it! lol.

    Vix @

  3. Yes, I love your answers! Well said, Sarah!


  4. Nice response. I have to agree with you. I have someone on Amazon who took my review (word for word) and just cut off half of it and added it anonymously of course. Which sucks because it looks bad for the author having a bogus duplicate 5 star on there.
    Book Sniffers Anonysmous

  5. Great list--I haven't had a bad response (yet) to any of my reviews or posts on my blog--but I know that it could come any day, lol. That is why I try to be honest with my reviews, and NEVER copy--If you have explained yourself and your reasons for a like/dislike...then you have support for your review.
    I HAVE had one response on Goodreads--and they didn't agree with my review; but they didn't bash me for it, which was good. We are not all going to like a certain book and thank GAWD for that.
    Here is my list:

  6. I'm glad I found your blog today! I so agree with your points. The last is so important to me. There's nothing worse than asking a question on a popular blog and being completely ignored.

  7. I agree! I've had some leave mean comments when I gave a book a 1 star review and it's definitely not a nice feeling. Overall, I got on the defensive but tried to be reasonable about it. I'm proud of myself for not banning the person or attacking them in any way^.^

    My DLS

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  8. Great DLS! I agree about leaving a comment back to all those who left a comment on any of your posts. Even if the comment said "Love your post" I would simply reply "Thanks & thank you for stopping by" it isn't that hard to make someone feel welcome to your blog :)

    Ana♥ My DLS