Life is too short,Read quickly !

Can you answer ? ( Question series no-41 )

For Long reads usually I mention approximate time taken for reading the post.

It’s up to the readers to decide whether to read or not depending upon their available time.

I am also thankful for the appreciation and comments I get from the readers.

Majority of my readers are kind and encouraging and many help me get that extra knowledge through their discussions.

And I am proud to say that many solved my question series puzzle and gave clarity to my thoughts.

I am grateful.

But some times I get ‘likes’….next second of my publishing the post,though the post requires minimum 2 to 3 minutes to read.

This makes me confused.I start wondering.

1.What do you think the purpose of these kinds of ‘Likes’ ?

2.What is that one can achieve ?

3.Is this a clever strategy ?

4.Or it’s convenient ?

Thank you in advance.
Philosophy Through Photography

28 Comments »

  1. Yes even I have experienced that the minute my post is uploaded I receive likes which simply goes to say that they haven’t read it but have clicked it without reading and I don’t know why do they do that. It’s OKAY if you don’t want to read it but giving false hopes to the blogger that one has read it is cruel.

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  2. I recently did a post about this. It’s my biggest blogging pet peeve. Sometimes it’s just people being up to their neck in responsibilities or drama. Most of the time, it’s just a narcissistic Facebook mentality where they don’t really care what’s going on in your blog. They’re only doing it to get likes in return.

    I know for a fact that a third of the people who “liked” that post never read it either. I joked about making a post supporting something completely atrocious just to see how many people “like” it. I don’t want to be accused of being serious about liking whatever I made up the post about however.

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  3. A couple of days back my iPad was singing with likes at rue rate of one per second! Someone must have been sitting there with a lot of my posts listed, reading nothing, and clicking like, like, like, like, like, ……… all meaning nothing. A comment is engagement, something to look forward to and be pleased about.

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  4. Technically they are called as blind likes. They just click on like without even seeing what you published. They go through the reader and just like what has been published at that point. It’s done mainly to get back the likes on their post too…
    It’s utter waste of time if you ask me. Those you genuinely care or read what you have written would take time and as per their convenience to read it before they like it.
    Anyway thinking aloud about such things makes up for one post…if not anything else… Isn’t it?

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  5. Hi. I started blogging just a couple weeks ago and after a week of 0 engagement, someone liked one of my posts. It was a nice feeling and it helped motivate me to continue posting. In hindsight, this like was probably a blind like (I learned from the post above). Regardless, it gave me real motivation and I appreciated it regardless. Although I agree that it’s not the greatest practice, I don’t see it as being that bad. Interesting topic.

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    • Hi Evan,thank you so much.
      Yes.Every ‘like’ one gets automatically results in ‘feel good’ and boosts ones confidence.
      But all of us are intelligent enough to know the seriousness and the intent of the reader.
      Personally I feel nothing like interactions in the form of comments.
      Even single comments like…great,marvellous,etc doesn’t make a reasonable interaction.
      Thanks again

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