Sometimes I see people ranting on Facebook and Twitter and I'm not sure what they hope to accomplish. It seems so counter productive, especially if you're an author and you need people to think you're professional and pleasant.
When I see these types, I often would love to say something. Maybe just whisper words of warning to them to remember writing is a business. But then it would probably turn into a flame war and I would be guilty of exactly what I told them to avoid. lol
What do you think? Do you think authors should rant on Facebook? I realize we're all human, but as a reader, does it change your opinion of an author when you get to know them too well? Do you prefer the mystery of not knowing much about those whose books you enjoy? Perhaps you like a little of both?