I have been writing reviews for a long time and this has been percolating for a while. I changed my policy on tagging writers in Tweets promoting my reviews. Bottom line: at this blog and my other blog, I write for the benefit of readers, not writers.
A frequent admonition is circulated around Twitter: Don’t tag authors in Tweets linking to negative reviews. I have boosted the signal for that message myself, and on more than one occasion. But you know what? That’s bullshit. I’m through giving writers a vote whether I tag them in a “negative” review.
Why? Read on.
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