Is it just a case of thinking too much?
There is a blog that I discovered by chance, that I really like. I only found it recently and there are lots of past posts to dip into and enjoy.
Now here’s my dilemma. It seems natural, if I’ve enjoyed a post, to click ‘Like’ to acknowledge my appreciation. But I don’t know this guy; we’re never likely to cross paths, and I’m worried that I might annoy him if I ‘Like’ too many posts – as if I’m leaving my mark all over his blog. I have resisted the temptation to comment on more than a couple of posts. I get the impression he has a large audience that is mostly silent.
Lately, he has been posting a daily photo with a caption. So, I like the photo and click ‘Like’ on it. Then the next day, there’s a photo I like even more, so I click ‘Like’ on it. Then the next day there’s another good one – but it wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t good, would it? If I don’t click ‘Like’ on this one, will he think I don’t like it? He probably doesn’t care. I’m sure he doesn’t think, “So what’s wrong with that photo?” He sounds like a really busy chap, so he probably doesn’t even notice.
I wonder if anybody else agonises over whether to comment or not? Or do other people just do it? Or not?