The original post regarding the use of Goodreads is here.
One of the things I didn’t know is the difference between a friend and a follower. I eventually found this explanation.
A friend is a two-way commitment: Both people have to agree to it. If you are friends with someone, their reviews and comments will appear in your feed, and yours in theirs. Following is a one-way activity: A reader can follow you and you are not required to do anything. You don’t have to accept or approve them, and you don’t have to interact with them. If someone is a follower of an author, that author’s blog posts, reviews, and comments will appear in their feed, but their own comments and reviews will not necessarily appear in the author’s feed, unless the author and the user are also friends…
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