I hit “Publish” and it felt good. I had worked for hours on a rather long post, and I was eager to see the reaction. I couldn’t wait to read what my blogging friends had to say and right then and there –BOOM – the little bell showed me the first “Like.”
A LIKE from a fellow blogger. Isn’t that what we all live for?
“Wow, that was fast,” I thought, “Not even a minute later,” and there it was the first positive reaction.
It had taken me a long time to proof read my post, does that mean I am a slow reader? Or perhaps the LIKE had been given by a speed reader?
Perhaps it means I am liked as a blogger, but my posts are not worth reading?
I assume I should just take what I can get without questioning it, but then, that just isn’t me. I question things -can’t help it, it’s a birth defect, a curse, a blessing in disguise.
I thought some more about it and came to the following conclusion. There are different likes:
The Loyalty-Like: Used by
too many bloggers to show loyalty with the writer, even if they don’t like the content of a post. They like merciless everything and (almost) everybody.
The Stress-Like: Following too many bloggers can be stressful. We all have a real life away from the computer (I hope). There is not enough time to read everything; that’s when they click LIKE after reading only the first paragraph. Sadly, the don’t ever read the rest of the post.
The Fishing-Like: “If I like you just often enough, then you will like me back,” they seem to think, and if it doesn’t work, then they disappear and fish somewhere else.
The Back-Like: “I scratch your back if you scratch mine.”
The Honest-Like: Comes from bloggers who interact with you and interact with you via comments.
The Love-Like: The highest reward for a blogger. It’s a simple and heartfelt “I love your post.” It’s the feeling I often get when I wish I could click LOVE instead of just a simple LIKE.
The Dis-Like: Ouch…a comment without a LIKE, that’s a hurtful little bastard but very honest -if given for the right reasons.
Well, I don’t like anything artificial -besides my hair color and a Christmas tree which we had to buy after our dog had shown too much excitement with the real one.
And now I lean back and wait for my first LIKE. I wonder which one it will be. 🙂