For those of us just starting out, it’s a labor of love, and quite frankly, an unpaid part-time job when you are serious about your game as am I and a few of my other blogger friends. I don’t do this to endear myself to any author or writer. Between creating posts, writing reviews, conducting interviews, participating in blog hops and online release parties, I do it all because I fucking love books, and I love to share my experiences with you either through the books I’ve read or through the authors I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with. But I wanna speak frankly (because I really don’t know any other way sometimes): Bloggers get NO love-unless somebody gotta new book coming out. Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a shade. I am more than hip to the game. I am merely stating a personal observation. There are a few faithful authors who do actually read my blog regularly and like and/or comment on my posts here and on my Facebook page (and I love y’all to death!), but there are also some who use me as a stepping stone to get exposure for themselves or their new book. Most times I don’t mind because it gives me content and something to talk about, but then there are those authors who want me to post stuff on my Facebook page or shout them out but don’t reciprocate in kind. That ain’t right! I think the author/blogger relationship is a symbiotic one. We gotta work together. I’m not asking for a free book, but when I tag you in my post, link to your new release, or just show you some love, a simple thank you goes a long way.