Like, Like, Like, without even a click.
They ought not bother unless they read my shtick.
I am a burgeoning author, you know.
I’d love for people to give me a show.
I do unto others as I would wish.
I don’t click like unless I read your dish.
I truly give your post my all.
I read you because your blog stands tall.
Just a silly little poem about blogging. But, seriously, this will be the second year I will receive my yearly stats from WordPress, and I’m not looking forward to it. I already know I had less clicks this year, not for lack of posting. The WordPress lack-of-notification snafoo happened in August and lasted for two months. That’s when my clicks took a dive.
Many times I’ve had about 20-something likes, and only about 9 clicks. I mean, really … people click like and don’t even click on the blog. Maybe I’m a freak, because I only click like if I actually like what I read. People also click follow on my blog who never even once visited. Who do they think they’re fooling? Do they really think it’s going to get me to visit their blog?
It appears to be the easy way out, trying to lure traffic to their blog without having to traffic for others. Personally, when I have the time, I enjoy getting to know people from all over the globe.
I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll get likes on this post from people who have no idea I’m talking about them, because they haven’t read this post. I don’t visit the blogs of people who scroll through topics clicking like on places they’ve never visited.
Well, as my poem says, you can rest assured … if I follow you or click like on your post, it’s because I have read your good work.
May all who read this blog have many blessings, many clicks, and much success in the New Year.
Update: This was posted in the morning approximately 10am. By 2:30pm I have 17 likes from people who visited, and several who did not. What I find ironic and curious is that none of those likes have shown up on this particular post. At least not as of the time I’m posting this update. Hmm.