Let me paint you a picture :
Miss X is sitting in her living room having just written a blog post. She already has around 2,000 followers, but she wants more. She stumbles upon new blogs, and goes on a ‘liking’ spree. Mind you, she doesn’t read a single word, only ‘likes’ the posts, maybe 10 or 20 of them. How much time does it take? Two minutes at the max.
Miss Y is a new blogger. She just joined WordPress a month ago and has been consistently posting every day. She’s got a collection of 30 posts. She opens her WordPress app and finds that Miss X has liked most of her posts. She is thrilled. ‘Wow! Miss X with 2000 followers has liked my posts. Considering her following, she really knows a lot about content. That means she supports me. I’m going to follow her.’
And that my friend is how manipulative Miss X gets more and more followers, and more and more ‘likes’.
It gets on my nerves when other bloggers go on liking sprees. Especially when they like more than 5 posts at a time.
It irritates me for two reasons :
1) He/she is blindly liking my posts, without reading them. How do I know? Because they can’t be superman/superwoman and read ten posts in two minutes.
2) There is no option to select all notifications and ‘mark as read’. So I have to individually tap each notification in order to make it disappear. First world problems, I tell you.
I’m far too kind and sometimes a little petty too. So what I usually do is I go and ‘like’ five or ten of their posts as well. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
But I don’t follow them, because they don’t follow me. I have always believed in mutual support, and if you don’t feel like supporting me by following my blog, then why should I? (Unless your blog is super awesome, your content is mind-blowing and it doesn’t matter to me if you don’t follow me back.)
P. S. In the past, there were times when I have gone on liking sprees to show support to bloggers whose posts I read often. But that’s only when I was too lazy/bored to read.
But I stopped doing that, I am a changed person now. Hence this lovely post. Haha.
More irritating habits will be revealed in future posts. Stay tuned!
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!