Blogging can be a very rewarding and fun hobby. Unfortunately, there are a few downsides including trolling, bullying, poor reviewer, internet etiquette, just to name a few. We receive many emails regarding how to handle some of these situations and have noticed a void in our community for easy access to these important resources. To provide support for other bloggers, we’ve compiled a few links and articles we’ve written or read elsewhere regarding such circumstances. It is our hope that others may find community support and answers to their questions. This page is currently a work in progress and will be updated over time.
Bogging Anonymously Part 1 — Learn how much private info is out there about you on the Internet and how to remove it.
Blogging Anonymously Part 2 — Learn how to create a pseudonym.
Blogging Anonymously Part 3 — Tips on how to cover your internet footprint
Let’s Talk Blogger Burnout- What is it, and how to deal? – Sarah from Saz101 discusses tips that can help when blogging starts losing its fun factor.
How to tell if you’re a troll — A quick little quiz by The Bloggess.
Interacting with Authors
Blacklisting — What is “Blacklisting” and should you do it?
Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs)
There are No Such Things as Free Books — A great post from Anna of Literary Exploration discussing how to ask for ARCs and a sample request email.
Who Do I Email About Review Copies — Anna of Literary Exploration compiled a list of publisher emails for requesting ARCs.
And Piracy Strikes Again… — Scott of Scott Reads It addresses typical piracy questions with regards to eARCs.
A Really Long Post About the Author/Reviewer Relationship – This is a really great post written by YA Highway’s Veronica Roth. It gives the perspectives of both authors and reviewers in regards to reviews.
A Tale of Plagiarism Continued… — A post by fashion blogger, Beautifully Invisible, about her and Grit and Glamour’s experience with plagiarism.