I Bet I Won’t Even Get A Like For This!
“Some Sunday Funday Light Heartedness … Perhaps?
I know that not many of you have social media although l do know that many of you do and so therefore you must have seen in the likes of Facebook these cutey pie pictures of cats and dogs with sad looking faces captioned with something that is sure to pull in the emotional likes – you know like … “I bet l won’t even get a like for this?” or “I bet l will not even get 100 likes!”
When l see these … l instantly think of WordPress and think ‘“Well if you make a blog and post your ‘LIKE Me meme to it – you’ll get nothing but LIKES”
WordPress it seems in recent months has become a hub of LIKE ONLY activity – everybody is apparently just liking stuff and most of the time they don’t even READ what they are LIKING … l am confused by this activity?
Now l know that some people LIKE because they are shy and don’t wish to comment on what they have READ and l also know that some readers hit LIKE because they haven’t anything of any interest to add to what they have READ … that’s fine – l understand that … what l don’t understand is those who LIKE everything even though they have not READ it? I don’t understand that behaviour.
Now l also know that l have seen and read comments from those who say ‘Oh, but l LIKE it to show my support to that blogger, but l haven’t READ it because l don’t have the TIME to READ it! There is just way too much to read, and this way l can get through more bloggers quicker!”
But there is something that actually bothers me about that … when LIKERS do that, because they are at that point not actual READERS – they are only LIKERS – do they stop to think for a moment that perhaps that is a very specific ‘social media’ behaviour? That maybe, perhaps even it might be classed as insultive and rude to those whom have spent time to very deliberately write a content post and not just slap dash some meme together requesting likes?
It seems to me that more and more bad social media behaviour is fast leaking into blogging.
Equally when you create a content post that you have spent time writing and publishing and you might have 70 LIKES on it – but maybe only a couple of dozen comments of which 50% of those are yours answering to responders – do you ever wonder why your post is LIKED but not commented upon so many times?
It does get painful especially when you look at the VIEWS – you might have a lot of VIEWS, a lot of LIKES from LIKERS – but not many comments from those who have actually READ it and commented on what they have READ?
I have to ask myself and in so doing ask LIKERS – what is it that you LIKE to LIKE on the posts that you haven’t READ – because if writers have that knowledge then they can spend all their days simply creating posts that no one READS but everyone LIKES?
It would help me enormously for sure – because l am so dreadfully slow at trying to READ everyone’s posts that l become incredibly overwhelmed by the whole process and fall behind frequently because l can’t just LIKE something l haven’t READ. I show my support to those l follow by READING their content and LIKING what l do LIKE after l have READ it.
So … What is it that you LIKE to LIKE on the posts that you haven’t READ?