Sharing reviews outside the blog?
I have a question for you today :
Why do you, or do you not, share your reviews outside your blogs – for instance, on Goodreads, Librarything, Amazon, etc?
I’m mostly considering maybe sharing my reviews on Goodreads, something I haven’t taken the time to do much in the past. I can see advantages to do so, but inconvenients too.
In the past months, I didn’t have much time to blog at all, so when I posted a review here, I didn’t take the time to put it on Goodreads too. But I like the idea for many reasons : it allows you to share your thoughts with more readers who don’t follow your blog, some who don’t follow blogs at all! Also, I personally use Goodreads a lot when I wonder whether I should get a book or not, sometimes when standing in the bookstore and hesitating between two books, it will be a quick way to gather more information on the books. In these moments, I can’t imagine going through a series of blogs to find the same information. So I love the idea of adding my words to the mix.
But in reality, I don’t spend much time on Goodreads. I add my books, rate them, sometimes I look at what my Goodreads friends are reading, and that’s mostly it. But for those who spend a lot of time there, I’m wondering, does it feel repetitive (or annoying), to see the same review on a blog, then on Goodreads, on Librarything, on Amazon…? I personally prefer to read reviews from the blogs, and use Goodreads when I “research” a book, which makes me wonder, how do other readers use it? Are there other reasons I’m not seeing, to share or not to share reviews elsewhere?