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.