Negativity in the Book Community

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I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not I was going to actually write this post, but I decided that I would just go for it.

A while back I did a post about how much I love the book community, and how it’s a positive place.  However, things in the community are not always positive.  Recently, there has been some negative things going on, more specifically, all the negative things that I have seen have been on Twitter.  There are people who don’t want to share their thoughts and feelings about books for fear of being attacked and bullied, yes, I have seen people being bullied in the community, this is not okay.  We will all have a difference of opinion and those differences should be respected.  There has been too much fighting, rather than respectful discussion.  I have seen people go into attack mode without asking questions first, again not okay.  I love a good, respectful discussion, and sometimes it’s best to just discuss things in private.  I’m really hoping the negativity subsides and that the community can go back to being a positive place where people aren’t fearful of talking about books.

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