So, I’ve been blogging for quite some time now, and I follow hundreds of book blogs – literally, hundreds. But there’s something I’ve always wanted to know.
Why do some blogs not have “like” buttons for their posts?
I mean, having a “like” button is very convenient for me. It means I can visit someone’s blog, look at their post and let them know that I like it without having to leave a comment. Mind you, when I have something to say, I will comment on those posts even if I can’t hit a like button along the way. But sometimes I don’t have anything to say (shocker, I know), and I just want that blogger to know I appreciate them and the hard work that goes into writing a blog post.
Back when I was on Blogspot, I actually went out of my way to put in a “like” button for my posts. Okay, so it was a Facebook like button, but even so, I was really glad I did it because I got essentially NO comments when I was using that platform. This is not hyperbole here – I started blogging in 2013, and there are all of FIVE (count them, 5) comments on my blog here. I also tried to put up another way for people to comment, and that got me maybe another 2-3 comments, at best. So, having a “like” button there was one way to see if I people were actually reading my posts.
Now that I’m on WordPress, I really appreciate that this platform lets you put a “like” button on all your posts with just the click of a box. But I’ve also seen some WP blogs that don’t have them.
We won’t even discuss how I follow several blogs where no matter what I do, I can’t seem to comment on them, and invariably, these don’t have like buttons either.
- Does your blog platform let you have a “like” button?
- If so, do you choose to have one your posts?
- If not, why do you not want a “like” button?
- If your platform doesn’t have a “like” button option, would you want one?
- Do you even like the idea of a “like” button at all?
(PSST: Blogspot bloggers… if you want to add a “like” button to your blog, I just found this site that has a demo and everything to help you add a like button to your blog! And for your WordPress bloggers who don’t have a like button yet, click here and scroll about half way down the page to find out how to add one to your blog!)
Please tell me your answers to these questions in the comments.
This post is my second entry in the 2020 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!