Hey it’s me.
Yeah, managed to squeeze 700 posts out even though I did say I will stop blogging, but I spent my time in the military thinking about things, with quite a few friends pushing me to write, so I decided to come back, for now. I will still reach a point where I will leave the blogging sphere again, I never seen this blogging thing to be permanent since the beginning. I just want make my life feel a little bit brighter through blogging, but that is not the case for 2018 so far.
That aside, what is this open letter about?
Its for anibloggers out there who press likes for the sake of pressing it or using it as a bookmark.
It’s very obvious to see if you actually read the article because WordPress has a pretty robust view stats system. I have days where my likes are more than my views and I’m like how did this happen?
It’s because there are people who didn’t actually read the article before pressing the like.
I have a very sincere request for you guys. If you are not reading it, don’t press the like, a like button is a benchmark for bloggers to understand if you like the content and if they should write more of said content. It is not your bookmark for your “catch-up”.
But over the years, bloggers/readers have been abusing the like button just to let their fellow bloggers know that they “read” the post. And the funny thing is, they don’t even try to hide it.
If let’s say someone has multiple posts for the day, they like posts in a matter of seconds. Can an actual human read 5 posts in under 30seconds?
I have a novel that I have been writing, I have people liking the LATEST chapter first then the older ones. And everything in under 30 seconds too.
Creators are not stupid, we do know if you actually read the article. What you are actually doing right now is a sincere slap in the face of the creators because you make them think that his/her content is not worth reading, so you just leave a like for the sake of it.
I’m not going to list any names for the time being, but I do have evidence kept in my vault that I’m willing to embarrass anyone if someone gets on my nerves.
I’m not here speaking for myself, I’m speaking for everyone else too.
If you don’t have time to read, then don’t read. What’s the point of catching up when most bloggers write pretty loosely connected content.
If someone writes a novel, you don’t read from the latest chapter, this is common sense.
So yeah, rant over. I don’t know if this will be my last milestone, but we’ll see.