It is very obvious when you get an instantaneous like on a post you publish that it is not a true like. No one even had time to read it and decide to like it. It is simply a program someone figured out how to use that automatically likes new posts. I noticed this on the previous post I did today and I have to wonder how many other posts this same blog automatically liked today…or will like today? I wonder, too, if there are programs with a time delay!
While it is nice to have people liking my blog posts, I prefer that they be genuine likes. I want people to take a few minutes to read it and THEN decide that they like it! I am not into numbers for the sake of numbers and, even if I was, that would make automatic likes even MORE annoying! They skew your stats! They don’t truly reflect the popularity of a blog.
If you really do like a blog post, it would be very nice if you took a minute to leave a few words telling the author why you like it. You don’t even have to do it every time…just on the first one you like. After all, if you like one, it is not unusual that you might like future ones, and I certainly understand how busy people are. As a writer, it is nice to know why someone likes a post. After all, that is how bloggers improve their writing, by getting feedback from their readers! Feedback is a bloggers dream and I make it easy by not requiring that you be registered to comment!
When you have a blog about a completely unrelated subject or something like a property for sale, and you do not leave a real comment, it is pretty clear that you are just using my blog to try to get my readers to see yours. That really is a bit rude…don’t you think?