Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
This blog is for my writing misadventures, my reviews, ramblings, and rants. My favorite genre is fantasy, so expect a lot of the unusual.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Soapbox Style Sunday: Copycats

Hey Blogger Buds,
I'm getting up on my soapbox today. I've done it three times before, once on announcing winners, again on blog music, and a third time on word verification.
But today, I've got a different issue.

Just to preface, my soapbox is not where I take a megaphone and tattle-tale. Trust me, I have better things to do with my life than go around naming names and spreading rumors. My soapbox is just a place where I can rant.
Get away while I'm still dragging out my soapbox. It's heavy.

I unfollowed a blog today. For a while, I was tempted to, but today was the final straw. There were some legitimate reasons at first. The blogger specialized in indie books. I didn't particularly care for their reviews. They like Twilight. They're a "publicity blog" (meaning that they pretty much only post giveaways and author interviews. Nothing really legit.)
Then they posted a comment on an author blog that I stalk religiously. A comment that spoiled the ending of a book that I was pushing off reading (patience makes it so much more enjoyable).

That got me really upset. But that wasn't the final straw. And, even without all of these aforementioned things, this last straw was heavy enough to break the camel's back all by itself.

I found an interview on their blog. And then I happened across a second blog with an identical interview. This second blog included a giveaway, supplied by the author's publisher.

I'm honestly speechless. I'm so mad, but I don't know what to say.
Get your own darn interview.
And, to further the point:
Write your own freaking reviews.

In short:

Don't be a copycat.

It's illegal, degrading to yourself, and just plain stupid.

*jumps off huge soapbox, banging knee*

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