It took me a while to catch on, but then again, that’s not unusual as sometimes I’m a bit slow on the uptake. After enjoying adding a few new friends each day on Goodreads for some years now, I wondered why my popularity had dried up all of a sudden when quite some time passed without any new friend requests. Then I did what all morons finally do. I checked the Goodreads Help section.
So that’s the problem I finally discovered. Goodreads has done a Facebook and decided that if you have 5,000 friends, well, you’re popular enough, so just live with the fact that you can’t have any more. Nice! So what do I do now?
At first, I though well I’ll go and check Shelfari, but I’ve been there done that, and quite honestly it just isn’t anywhere near as good a social network as Goodreads. Perhaps I should spend more time on Facebook? Well, if I understood how Facebook worked I might have, but for some reason I just can’t get the hang of it. Perhaps because it changes weekly and I don’t particularly like change may be the reason.
My next ‘knee jerk’ reaction was to write this blog post because I realised that I’m really quite peeved with Goodreads now. I mean, 5,000 is not that many for an author hoping to sell millions of books. Yeah I know, in my dreams.
But when did someone decide how many friends I can have? I think this decidedly unfriendly attitude by Goodreads deserves one of my favourite phrases.
‘Damn nazi nanny attitude if you ask me.’