Monday, March 09, 2015

Flattered, Near Philadelphia

Towards the end of last week I received an email from another quilter/blogger who is also an author. She's organizing a blog hop to promote a book that she wrote and wondered if I would consider being one of the hop's stops. It sounded like a fun thing to be part of.

But I declined.

Here's why:

. . . The technique used in  her book is one that I've heard of, but never had any interest at all in trying. I've seen the results of the technique -- my friend Bobbi brings it along sometimes when we are all doing handwork together -- and thought it made pretty things. But pretty things for someone else to make, not me.

. . . What if I were to accept, use the book to make a project, have miserable results or -- worse -- detest the book? I'd have to write a dishonest review or tell the truth and be ungracious to this nice lady who was offering me two copies of her book in exchange for my participation: one for me to keep and one to give away on my blog.

I wrote back to this truly nice person, saying thank you but no. I believe there are others who would be more appropriate to review this particular book

But it was lots of fun to have been asked.




7 comments:

Barbara Anne said...

Very wise of you to make this decision to decline the offer, but, oh, how marvelous to have been asked! What a lovely warm fuzzy for you.

Hugs!

Shasta Matova said...

That was a very wise decision. I've reviewed fiction books before, and I always tell my honest opinion, and include positive as well as negative thoughts about the book, but one day I hated a book and the author was very upset, because no one else bothered to even review it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree that you made a wise choice . . .

Nancy said...

I understand and completely agree with your decision.

Kathy McCarty said...

I love that about you, Nancy... you are your own woman! I also am delighted you have said "no" to advertisement on your blog pages.. it is refreshing to have a place to read without the intrusion of advertisements!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You are smart to listen to your heart. A trusted Pastor friend once told me that "no" is an answer (I was always afraid of using that word for fear of hurting someone's feelings) and one that we shouldn't fear using. On the other hand, I didn't say "no" this time. ;)

AnnieO said...

Learning the phrase, "No, I'm sorry, I can't " is a valuable tool. "Thank you for asking" is a good follow up :)