You know how it is – you read a blog. You love a story and you go to comment.
There’s a lot of comments there already so you read through them and some of them are hilarious! You click like on a couple, you reply to a couple of comments as well as making your comment and all’s good with the world. Reading others comments is fun and you get to find new blogs you like sometimes so it’s a win all round.
Then there are the blog readers who just click like on your post. They enjoyed it but maybe they don’t have time to comment or just don’t have anything further to add. That’s great too! I don’t always have anything to add (honestly!! This may be a revelation but sometimes I don’t have anything to say. I can hardly believe it myself but there you go.) That’s still cool because you know you’ve been read and that’s our (my) sole objective.
YOU are all excellent blog readers! Don’t change a single thing, interactions with you are what make blogging fun. Consider yourself prized and loved.
Then there are The Others.
You heard banjos didn’t you?!
There are those who get to the comments and like every single bloody comment. Even the replies ….Even the replies they are just a 😊.
Seriously?! WHY ARE YOU LIKING EVERY SINGLE COMMENT? Please stop. You are blowing up my notifications. You are doing NOTHING of any value. You are being seriously annoying and you need to stop.
This adds no benefit to a blogger at all. You may think you are driving up someone’s stats but you aren’t. Likes on Posts are measured as a stat. Likes on comments aren’t counted.
You do get notifications of them though and hence this post. I had 40 plus likes on comments on one post last night. Not a single comment was left in this splat session by the offender – they just liked every comment AND my replies to each commenter on a thread. EVEN THE BLOODY EMOJIS!!!
I woke up to over 100 notifications and you know what’s sad? My heart sank because I knew the seagulls of WordPress had struck again!
At one point I’d have been ecstatic about 100 notifications. Now when over half of them are from one person every day.. it’s just grim.
I LOVE COMMENTS! Make no mistake! I reply to them and I value those conversations as the best bit of blogging.
I LOVE LIKES! My heart smiles when I see a post get a lot of likes. I love it when you like a friends comments as well as adding one and really join in the conversation! If it’s a big conversation then ABSOLUTELY click like on comments as well as replying to help indicate exactly what you’re replying too. Those conversations are the best best bit!! I’ve read comments that are perfect and I’ve clicked like!
I’ll ‘like’ someone’s replies to ME even if they’re only a 😊 because I’m acknowledging them and letting them know I’ve seen it. Liking every single comment on someone else’s blog is a no no though. Please don’t do that.