Don’t get me wrong: I am not telling you to stop “like”-ing my posts. It does make me feel good about myself and my writing. Still, I often wonder whether people who “like” my posts have actually read what I’ve written. You see, my narcissistic tendency has a quirk. It doesn’t blindly count “like”s, it wants to know why it was liked. Was it amusing, inspiring, slightly disturbing, weird, witty and poetic? What did it remind the reader of?
A “like” goes a good way to bolster confidence, but a comment is so much better. I know I sometimes just leave a “like” for other people’s posts without comment. Mostly, because I am dumbfounded. I just can’t think of an appropriate response sometimes, no matter how well I can tell the flavor of a popsicle by sitting on it. Sometimes, I don’t take the time to read the entire post, and then I just like it. Since this even happens to me, a person with so much time on their hands, what does that say about the people with 5 to 9 jobs, trying to support their families financially and morally? Since I haven’t even been featured on “freshly pressed”, I can’t just assume that I am a genius and everyone else is too stupid to find an appropriate answer. I am a Genius, no doubt. But I’m not the only one, and I certainly don’t pour all of my creative potential into WordPress, which is sort of required if you wish to be freshly pressed.
So, whenever you like my posts and comments, please do write something in response. I need it to keep going on WordPress.