I see that my current free promotion is not going as well as my last. This maybe due to a problem with the promotion starting many hours late, maybe not.

I have followed advice for new authors that I found on the net, "put a picture of yourself and some information about yourself and your book on sites like Goodreads", and this one.

So I did, the results for this promotion are far worse than my previous promotion when I hadn't put my picture up or posted any promotional information anywhere.

Is it "just one of those things", or does following this advice and doing this sort of thing put readers off?

If it does I'll take it all off and leave these sites alone.