Sunday, November 4, 2012
Just Some More Devastation at the Jersey Shore; How Not to Promote Books
I'm told this photo was taken by someone who is working hard at relief and rescue at the New Jersey Shore this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
And this is just one of many I've received from people.
I'd also like to add this. One thing that's been particularly hard this entire week has been watching self-absorbed writers promote and market their books without even acknowledging what's been happening here in this part of the US. I'm thrilled you have your 16th five star Amazon review, Betty Jane author who writes about gay men. Now I can sleep tonight. I'm thrilled you have so many photos of hot gay men to share with everyone while you promote your books in the aftermath of one of the worst storms ever to hit the eastern seaboard.
But I've been reading FB updates about friends...personal friends I know, not cyber friends I may or may not ever meet...and all the devastation they've been dealing with. So forgive me if I'm just not excited for you and I unsubscribe from your news feed. Because sometimes you just have to be smart enough to know when to tone it down a little.