Click ‘Like’ or Click View? What do you do?

Do you just click like or do you follow through to view?


“Do you love me, do you wanna be my friend?
And if you do
Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes, check yes or no”


Those are the words of a popular country song by the King of Country and Western music in the United States, George

Dog with a big blue bone.
You like me, you really like me!

Strait. What does that have to do with blogging? At least you asked.


If you are like me you ‘Follow’ a lot of blogs. Some of you get emails as updates and some sign up for accounts and have what are called ‘Readers’ that show when a new article comes out by who we ‘Follow’.


You can click and go to the site and read it, or sometimes you can view the entire offering in the ‘Reader’ or email. See any problems yet? I didn’t think so.


Well to turn the song around a bit:


Do you view me, or do you wanna be my fan?

And if you do

Well then don’t be afraid to follow to the site

If you want to

I think this is how views know, click view or no


I follow all the way to the site, even if I can see all of the offering of the author on my reader. Why? Because it gives the author an idea of how many actual views are occurring.


Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the ‘likes’. But I also really want to KNOW viewers are viewing what I’ve created. If you’re not a person who has a blog you may not realize we can see how many views or maybe hits our site has each day. Some people thrive on increasing their views and that is understandable because we all want our material to be seen. Some see the views as support of their efforts.


I know sometimes a few lines fits on the reader page or you see a blurb and you just know you will like it or even you have a favorite blog site that never fails you, but what do you want personally? Do you want people to read what you put out there or just click like and ignore it?


Gummy bear and kids.
I support you, I really do!

Are you a fan or a supporter? Do you like everything your blogger puts out or do you go and check it out and really look at it?


The problem here is time. The blogging community tries to be supportive but also must work on content. If all it does was read all the blogs, then there would rarely be any new content put out. In a way I understand the ‘like’ clicking method. You know you will like it, it’s just you don’t have the time.


This in a way goes along with another article I recently viewed that prompted me to actually finish this one. It’s called ‘The ‘Like’ Button: Enabler of the inactive participant or Advocate of the introverted blogger?’ by Neha at Forgotten Meadows. I encourage you to read it.


Do you just click like as a fan or do you follow through as a view?



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13 thoughts on “Click ‘Like’ or Click View? What do you do?

  1. Great Post Ron! I am glad you completed it. I gave some more thought on it and I think if you are serious about blogging, if your quality in content is not good, no matter how many grace likes you get you will not have a long term following…It is the same with any other other promotion…but again if you are that person that likes everything like you mentioned, it is a great question to consider 🙂

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    • Thank you! Like I said, I like the ‘likes’, I really appreciate them, and they are sooo encouraging. Views show me more of how many are seeing things or at least that things are being seen for certain. And of course I want people to see what I do. Well sometimes. Depends on how bad it is. 🙂


  2. I’m a reader since your the only one I follow I have time to read if I’m
    Not interested after the first few lines I don’t finish. You are doing great one day your things will be published !!

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  3. I loved what you did to the song to garner new meaning. I only like when i like, and only when I’ve read the full post. Time is hard and I allocate two days to blogging and replying. Agreed it is reciprocal, but there has to good content like you said.

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  4. I do my best to follow-through to the site. It’s the right thing to do, as that is what I hope for from ones who stumble upon my blog. As for the “like” button, I used to like everything of everybody I follow. But recently, I’ve gotten a bit more discerning, say 95%. Great posts on blogging. I’ve been following the trail since sent over here by Hugh’s reblog on his blog 🙂

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