Two-Thirds

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Do you want to hear something cool? Two-thirds of the visitors to my blog today liked my posts. Well, these visitors clicked on the “Like” button, anyway. Perhaps some of them did so without even reading my posts.

But what’s with the one-third who visited my blog today, presumably read one or both of my posts and didn’t click “Like”?

Did they accidentally stumble upon my blog and leave without reading it? Did my post pop up in their Reader and they opened it, read the first sentence or two, and then moved on?

Or did they read a post and deliberately decide that it it was not like-worthy? If that’s the case, that sucks.

Okay, perhaps I’m being a bit melodramatic and whiny. After all, as John Lydgate said, “You can’t please all of the people all of the time.” And as Sly Stone pointed out, “Different stokes for different folks.”

Besides, I don’t blog simply to generate a bunch of likes. I blog to express myself and to creatively exercise my mind.

So from this day forward I’m going to focus solely on writing entertaining, informative, engaging, and witty posts. And if not everyone likes my posts, well, so what? It’s no big deal, right?

Bullshit! I want everyone to like every post. Tell me you don’t too!

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20 thoughts on “Two-Thirds”

  1. Ok, if we’re being totally honest, I don’t want everyone who visits my site to like it. I want even those who don’t visit it to like it. And I want them all to write glowing, insightful, comments. And I want them to follow me. 😀😀😀

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      1. In all seriousness I stand by what I said.. Sandi doesn’t ‘like’ anyone’s post because she doesn’t like it.. But she comments.. I like that about her.. She is a friend after all…

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        1. If I read a post and it’s a good, well written, entertaining post, I will always click “Like,” just to let the blogger know that I appreciated his or her work. I do comment, but only if I have something worthwhile to say that adds to the discussion.

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          1. I always comment and point out the strength of the post. If I don’t like it then too I will tell them. I do it perhaps to tell them that I am not one of those who read the whole post in 1 sec right after the blogger posted his post. If you know what I mean. Yeah, but I get it if your followed sites get to number 10 it would be pretty hectic to go to everyone’s post and comment..

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            1. I honestly don’t post to get likes. I also don’t feel it’s my role to critique another blogger’s posts, although I will occasionally point out grammatical errors, but only to bloggers whose posts I enjoy reading. My philosophy is that if I don’t like the post I won’t “like” it and I won’t comment on it. And I NEVER like a post that I haven’t read.

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            2. My critique is only limited to those posts which I may find offensive. I also don’t give a ‘like’ just for the sake of it. You know me.. Brothers in arms..

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  2. You must have a visit counter, all I have is a like counter, so I have no idea who visits my posts. It sounds unbelievable but I actually have around 30 followers and I guess they follow me with out liking anything, but I am OK with that because I never asked anyone to follow me. One day Sly Stone told me that I was the baddest white man on the whole planet.

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    1. If you look at your WordPress stats page, it will tell you how many visitors you have each day and even how many looked at each post. It will also tell you how many followers you have and even who they are.

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  3. I would love to say I am one of those people who writes just for the art of writing. But we all know that I am a Like junkie and a comment whore. But you are right on one thing. I do not like anything I have not read. Unfortunately, when someone posts 10 times in one day, I do not have time to read them all. So I know I miss some pretty good stuff. I have about twenty people that I read everything they post and usually comment on everything they write. But even then, only if I have something worth saying. Sorry, didn’t mean to write a book.

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    1. Hey, I like a good book. And you’re right about those who post 10 times a day. Who has the time to read them all? I usually post once or twice a day…on rare occasions I may have a third post. So between writing posts, reading the post of those I follow, commenting, and trying to live a life beyond blogging, it can be downright exhausting.

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      1. Yea. I am fairly new to blogging and I, like most people, did not realize how much hard work goes into it. It kind of caught me off guard until I could establish a routine. I wonder if that is why a majority of bloggers leave after a few months. Anyway, you have a great weekend.

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  4. Hmmm… well, personally I always read before I ‘like’ a post – but sometimes I don’t ‘like’ a post because I genuinely don’t share the blogger’s opinion on whatver the topic is (especially where religion or politics is involved). But keeping on open mind I’d still rather read it first to give them a chance to enlighten me… otherwise, if you only read what you already know you’re going to like (and all your followers do the same) it all becomes a bit of a self-satisfying circle-jerk, if you see what I mean! (And sadly I think there’s more than enough of that going on in the world just now) 🙂

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    1. Good point, Ruth, about posts involving politics or religion. I will occasionally delve into such controversial topics on my blog and can understand if someone whose personal views are the polar opposite of mine doesn’t like what I have posted. And when I read posts that strongly express positions that differ from my own, I may, without “liking” the post, of comment on them in order to articulate my perspective and to show the writer the error of his or her ways. But you’re right, in today’s highly polarized reality, attempts at enlightenment are generally a waste of time.

      Now, if you haven’t already done so, please “like” my post. 😜

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