If You Do This, STOP!

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For the most part, the blogging community makes me feel warm and fuzzy and very happy. It’s a friendly, supportive bunch of people who genuinely respect and care about one another. There are those people though, and thankfully it’s a very small number who rapid fire “like” posts. I know at least for me, if you don’t want to read my posts then that is absolutely fine BUT if you aren’t reading them I would prefer someone not hit the like button. Most of us know that if there are 24 rapid fire likes from the same person but our number of reads does not increase, then you are obviously not reading. In fact I hate to say it but I almost find it insulting. I guess I would rather someone be honest and genuine than deceptive and fake. Who am I though? Is there anything that bugs you about bloggers? If so, what is it?

“Like Button” Phobia

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Okay, that’s not really the truth. I just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have it, I have a few questions. There are like buttons everywhere these days, don’t sit there pretending not to know what I’m talking about. They are everywhere! WordPress, Facebook, heck ever Twitter has a favorite button. But, they all mean the same thing, OR DON’T THEY? I think the button can be many things to many people. It can mean I agree with what you just said, I liked what you just said, or even maybe just simply, I was here and read what you just said. Or not pushing the like button, what does that say? I didn’t like what you said. I don’t agree with what you just said, or I’m just too lazy to lift my finger to push that little button. I’m starting to think maybe we need more specific buttons so everyone is clear. What does it mean to you are why not or why do you push it t all?

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Oh, and one more thing. This button is a picture and not the real thing, so don’t be a wise guy and give it a push!