Saturday, December 17, 2011
Saturday Discussions: Blogger Bragging
I had never really thought about bragging until I read a few things on it recently. Sure, I've definitely had blogger envy (who doesn't) but I'd never thought too much about bragging. I guess it's because I've never really seen the bloggers who I follow do this. Sure, I've seen them maybe tweet that they got some books in that I wanted (heck, I'm guilty of that myself) but it never came off to me as them bragging.
I think one of the reasons I haven't seen too much of this is because I haven't gone to too many events. I know that it seems like this comes out more at places like BEA where there are a lot of invite only parties (so I've gathered). As I stated, I haven't even seen much of that. I guess it's out there but I haven't met a blogger that comes off as rude or haughty. If anything, I've been surprised at the generosity of the blogging community.
Do I feel sad when a blogger I love might not answer a comment or Tweet and feel like I'm not in their "special club"? Sure I do! But there are a million different reasons for that and I know not to take the oversight personally.
Chances are, the people that are bragging probably don't know it and the ones that are worried about it probably aren't. I know that I haven't seen anything like this (can't think of a single instance) but that doesn't mean it isn't out there. Likewise, I know I would never intentionally brag but if I do, then I am truly sorry to those I might have offended.
Here's to talking about books, passion and everything in between without fear of bragging and to a killer year in books for 2012!
What do you think about blogger bragging? Myth, real or something in between?