Now I'm always reading posts and info from other authors, because there is always more to learn. And why wouldn't you want to know what worked for someone else? Anyway, some of them say you should never talk about or post your reviews, good or bad. Yes, well, first of all, who wants to talk about a bad review, right? But when you are an indie author, how is anyone supposed to see you unless you do promote yourself. It's hard to do, it's not in my nature, but do it, I must. And so I post reviews. It seems to me to be the best way to show you that, yes, really, other people have read the book and it wasn't SO bad they died from it. They didn't even throw up. Some of them even had nice things to say. Without even being asked! Reviews are actually not easy to get - I read that the rule of thumb is a 1:100 ratio, one review per 100 books read. I can't argue with that since, at least in my experience, that seems to be pretty accurate. So to me, those reviews are precious.
But do you know what I like most about reviews? Aside from the warm fuzzy that a good review will give you, I really enjoy seeing someone else's perspective. I lived with The Mage Sister and The Children of Fi in my head for so long, those stories sort of became a part of me, and I know them as if I've lived there. Being able to see what other people see when they read the stories is fascinating, and really gives me a jolt sometimes. It forces me to re-examine what I wrote, and see if I can see it that way, too. It forces me to widen my own perspective, and in some ways, it forces me to think about the way I communicate in my writing. I like that.
So, my apologies if my review-posting ways bug the cee-arh-aye-pee-ola out of you, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.