I have reluctantly come to the conclusion, recently, that I have a self-promotion problem, one that is potentially insurmountable. That problem, in a nutshell, is me; or more to the point my personality. I am what is known as an introvert. (People frequently mistake introversion for shyness, which is incorrect. For a more accurate insight into the psyche of an introvert check out this Huffington Post article.) One of the consequences of this character trait is that I really dislike being the centre of attention. In fact, I go out of my way to avoid bringing attention to myself. Now you’re probably beginning to see my problem.
I have been a user of Goodreads since April 2013, but logging into my account over the last week has felt a little surreal. While the home page is the same, there has been an obvious change when I visit my user profile; I am now a Goodreads Author. When I first noticed the update, I briefly thought someone had hacked my account, even though I initiated the change by joining the author program, and had already received the email informing me of my accounts change of status.