Maybe that’s true, but I’ll tell ya, it’s done little for me.
Still, maybe having more friends on Goodreads will fend off some Goodreads bullies, or just give you something to brag about.
I think it’s that last one that’s most apt, and now that I’ve passed the 1,000 Goodreads Friends mark, I can do just that.
So I’ll click on that and it’ll take me to the group homepage, which looks like this:
First, all I need to do is click on that members and it’ll take me to this screen here:
After that I’ll just go through and click on those names and add them as a friend. A friend request is sent, and if they want to, they can add me – trust me, many don’t.
Another way is to go to the group’s introduction thread and just go to the most recent page. You’ll see all kinds of comments just like these:
When I go through the intro threads and add friends, I get about 75% of them adding me back (when you add a friend at first, you just follow their reviews until they add you back). When I do the members listings, I get anywhere from 25% to 50%...I’d say.
So those are just two options that you can use to get friends. If you use the members method, I’d keep a little list on your notepad, like this:
No, I don’t have a lot of interaction or engagement with them, and I don’t really think it’s helped my eBook sales, but I have a lot more comments on my Goodreads blog and more people like my status updates.
I’ll let you figure out what you want to do. Until then, happy reading…and please don’t troll my ass.