A Closer Look at My 1-Star Reviews

I currently have 85 5-Star reviews for 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo on Amazon, so I knew it was just a matter of time before expectations got a little too high and the negative reviews started coming.

What I didn’t expect was for the reviews to get this bad.

Take this one, for instance, which is kind of all over the place.

How is this a 1-Star review again? In the first half he says that I laid it out concisely and that it should work in a “Tim Ferriss-esque way”. Oh you mean the guy who has sold a million books? Yeah, I think I can live with that comparison. Oh and he also admits that parts of it were funny. If that’s not worth 3 stars, I don’t know what is.

From there he says you’re better off learning how to ride a bike. Honestly, I agree. If you don’t know how to ride a bike yet, put down my book and take care of that. And then go compliment my book but give me only 1 star.

Then there’s Missy, who wrote this doozy.

I like how she went for the “watching paint dry” cliche right off the bat. Thanks for showing me an example of engaging writing so I know what to do next time!

Also for the record, who wouldn’t want to listen “to a drunkard at a party talk about his paper-pushing job”? Wouldn’t that be really funny? I’m taking that one as a compliment.

As for the fact that I have “some balls” for “pushing this out as a top-seller”, when did I ever call the thing a top-seller? Heck, I’m selling the thing for less than 5 bucks. Ridiculous.

Speaking of ridiculous:

Is this person for real or do I have an arch-enemy I don’t know about?

Worthless? Okay maybe. Self-help book? Nope, it’s a blog-help book. Every line a deliberate bit of marketing-speak? Are you kidding me? I have jokes about spoons and being mugged by your grandparents in there.

Here’s a question: Did Doctor Danger even read the book?

And isn’t the fact that my advice could get your grandma to blog an impressive thing? How is that a negative? Doctor Danger gets 1-star for his insults.

By the way, nothing like being called a bottom-feeder on your birthday. #WINNING!

Did the 1-Star reviews hurt my feelings? Of course they did at first.

But honestly, they were so over-the-top mean that it’s hard to take them seriously. Seems like it’s the same person trying to be negative but not doing a great job at it. Oh well…

To all who’ve enjoyed the book so far (available on Kindle, Nook, and as a PDF), thanks from the bottom of my bottom-feeding heart!