I'm sure the title is a bit confusing here - how do you share something before you post it? - but hopefully it will make sense with a bit of explanation! When I talk about sharing, I don't mean on Twitter, but on places where you actually post the review. For me, those places are Goodreads and Tumblr. So the question is, do you post your review elsewhere before you post it on your blog?
For me, it depends. If it's a review book then yes, unless I've read it very close to the release date, I usually wait. If I have a bunch of pre-scheduled reviews and I know the blog review won't be up for longer than a month, I also wait. And it also depends on the website, and here's my real problem with this: Tumblr has an option to schedule posts. Goodreads doesn't.
I'm very forgetful. Weeks after I've posted my review here, do I actually remember to add it up on Goodreads as well? Usually not. I tend to go back long after the initial post and add my review quickly, but that leads to a certain amount of guilt that I didn't get it up "on time." If there were a pre-scheduling feature, I would just schedule everything right away, as I'm typing the review. It would be part of my review process, and I would not be able to forget when the time to post actually comes.
Unless one of you reaches out to tell me there's a scheduling feature on Goodreads that I'm missing (which would be awesome), or they add one (just as great!), I guess I'm going to have to find another way around this without always forgetting or leaving it until months later when I notice the missing review. I'm thinking I should get on a better blogging schedule - probably I'll add in links on my Reviews page on the same day I go back and add previous reviews to Goodreads. Maybe once a month or so?
But all this thinking always makes me wonder what other bloggers do. I know some people just post their Goodreads review right away, but I would rather not do that. In fact, if it weren't so difficult to keep up with, I would rather my reviews always be posted to my blog first, before it's shared on other sites.
Do things like that matter to you guys? Is there somewhere your review has to be put first, in your eyes? Where do you post your reviews, and when?