I have managed to do a bit more Blogging these days which I have enjoyed. I am probably delusional in the matter but there are some people on here for whom I have developed an affection and keeping up with them is great. My main resource in this is my Blogroll. I move down it periodically and see what is going on in my corner of the blogosphere.
Over time, one or two people stopped posting, and then some Blogs actually disappear. There seemed to be as many gaps in the roll as there are Blogs now, and it makes me sad. This being the platform it is. it is like a never-ending party at which people come and go without notice. You form an attachment to some and then they vanish on a whim. Either way you have no control over it. I am as guilty of this as anyone else so I’m not preaching.
Like everyone I get loads of spam for anything from Payday Loans to some kind of search engine wizardry, all of which depart to the spam dustbin in a neat and orderly manner at the press of a button.
Another weird development is the “Like” button. I always comment on the Blogs I visit, and normally “Like” the post, which is why I commented in the first place. Now I seem to get more “Likes” than comments and I can’t get my head round it,
Does it mean that they “Like” the post but not enough to say anything about it. I always thought it was the comment which came first , and if they were especially moved or impressed they might also “Like” it. I am wondering if it is the product of some new marketing ploy whereby you zoom through all the new posts you can find and “Like” them in a micro second, so they will return to your Blog and get sucked into your followers.
Either way I have found it a bit irritating. I loved being” liked” or starred or anything else, but only if you have actually read the post you are liking. Am I being too cynical. Is it stand in the corner time for Mr Ducks and live for a day on a diet of dry crackers.
Answers please to an address of your choice, or at the bottom of this post. “Likes” are appreciated by strictly optional.