Sunday Poser #95 – Likes or Comments?

There is an interesting debate going on in our corner of blogosphere:

On your blog post what you value more; likes or comments?

First of all, I’d like to say that I’m not a commenting person. Even in real life, I’m not the type to go commenting and starting conversations with anyone – friends or strangers. It might have something to do with how I was raised – to obey, never ask questions, please, and be invisible. Perhaps, it’s why I also suck at asking questions. In my mind, asking questions and commenting go together.

Lately though, I’ve found myself commenting on a few posts – 1 or 2 per day. I think it might have something to do with how I’ve been feeling – like a wild animal needing to break free of its restraints. Even at work, my boss and co-workers have been saying I’ve been speaking more and more recently. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but according to my boss, it’s apparently a good thing because he’d rather have this me than the old me where I just sat in my corner being silent.

Mom and the family don’t seem to like this though. They’ve got this attitude toward me like “shut up and do what we say”. Like I said, I’m contemplating on whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.

With that said, I would say it depends on the nature of the post. Sometimes, on picture posts, I’d love a simple like, which tells me you’ve seen my photo and liked it. Meanwhile, there are posts where I wrote that post specifically gear toward receiving comments like my #weekendcoffeeshares and my occasional thoughts posts.

So are you happy with likes on your posts or would you much prefer comments?

So likes or comments?

Like I said, depend on the nature of the post but 90% of the time, I do prefer comments because it means a conversation and that’s why I blog – to start conversations.


20 thoughts on “Sunday Poser #95 – Likes or Comments?

  1. I’m not very talkative either so I can’t always come up with a comment for every post I like, but I at least like the post so the author knows I was there and I enjoyed the read lol. So I guess that’s why likes and comments hold equal weight for me (I should clarify nice comments 😀). Of course if I pose a question at the end of my nonfiction posts, it would be nice to get a comment or two

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  2. I think it’s good too speak up, both with family and at work. I’m blogging, I think we want interaction and comments help start a conversation. Thanks for sharing Yinglan

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    1. I agree, comments certainly start conversations. It’s what I love about receiving comments. Comments are also how I discover other bloggers with similar interesting. It’s a great way to discover someone new.

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  3. Both, some like and move on some read and comment- I just had a follower telling me that he only liked my post he never knew what a Jen my reading was… lol but I agree with Nortina sometimes you don’t have the right words! 🎐

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  4. I started writing my mom blog for my children and grandchildren. When I die they will have my thoughts and my lessons.
    Its been going on along with faithful person who always liked my posts. This year my followers increased and I picked up some lovely and new friends who comment and its great when they do.
    We all seem to share similar experiences with so our posts resonate.
    I follow two Christian bloggers who write lessons on scripture. They don’t care if no one reads it, but I read them and like and sometimes thank them specifically for that day’s posts post.
    I remember my one loyal reader so I like and read as many as I can.

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    1. I think we all want to leave some kind of record of our existence on Earth and I think it was one of my reasons to start my blog as well though I doubt any of my family member will bother visiting my blog after I’m gone.


      1. I’m glad you’re providing answers for your grandchildren. I have no doubt they will have many questions. I know I had many questions for my grandmother but she never answered them, and now that she’s gone, I feel more curious than ever.


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