Word on a Whim

What began as a blog about writing and publishing has become a blog of whatever I feel like writing. Jules Lucton.

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?

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8 thoughts on “Is it just a case of thinking too much?

  1. Well, I had to ‘like’, didn’t I? 😉 xx

  2. Thank you Dean.
    I’d have been so upset if you didn’t! xxx

  3. I know exactly what you mean. If I’ve just discovered a blog and I then end up reading 10 posts at a time, I do feel a bit weird commenting or liking every post even if I do feel that way. However, I wouldn’t worry or over think it. If you like something, tell them. I know the blog you’re talking about and I think he’d be intelligent enough to realize you’re having a catch up and wouldn’t automatically think “stalker!” 🙂

    • Thanks Simon,
      I knew would understand.
      By the way, I didn’t comment on your most recent post because I had already commented on the previous two, and thought you might think it was creepy if I commented again and I saw that you already had some comments and so decided not to on this occasion! 😉

  4. mumanisnowhere on said:

    Could you let go of wanting approval?
    Could you let go of wanting disapproval?
    And could you just rest for a moment at least as the perfect you that you are? xxx

  5. I like to comment or hit ‘like’ on any blogs I enjoy as I like the writer to know I appreciate his/her work. I bet he secretly loves it but I know what you mean, I do feel a bit awkward if I have just discovered it and I am reading lots of blog posts all in one sitting in ‘liking’ them all.

    • Thanks Merleytwister,
      I look forward to catching up with your past posts – so please don’t think you’ve got a stalker – it will only be me!
      Really must think of something else to write on this one – now that someone is reading it!
      Jules

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