By Eilene Lyon
It seems I’ve reached a couple WordPress milestones this week: my 100th blog post, and 1000 Likes. Let’s see…if my math is correct, that means I’ve averaged 10 Likes per post. To be sure, some (okay, one) got NO Likes at all, and others have over 20. Should I be worried that I’ve got a sub-par performance record going? I have no idea!
Certainly my earlier posts had fewer views and, hence, fewer likes. These two posts are currently in a tie for the most:
Of course, it isn’t really about numbers, but it can be fun to track my progress in the blogosphere. (Yes, writers do like to be read.) Mostly I write to improve my writing and maybe share a few photos and tidbits with people who have similar interests: history, genealogy, travel, science, and nature.
The thing about Likes though, is I really don’t know what they mean.
I click Like when I’ve found your post interesting enough to read the entire thing (i.e. it’s good!). I try to comment, but sometimes find I have nothing to say that hasn’t already been said.
If your post can’t hold my attention to the end, I just don’t get to the Like button and that’s that. Doesn’t mean it’s a bad post, just not my thing, I guess.
So what impels you to hit Like? Do tell!