The infamous ‘like’ button.
We see it on facebook, WordPress, Instagram, Stumble Upon and list goes on.
People ‘like’ to keep track, tally and constantly compare one another’s stats and above all ‘likes’.
I’ve noticed the trend and it’s made me quite curious so I’ve decided to explore the concept of liking in a little more depth.
What is the criteria that you use to determine when you will give a like? Is it a conscious thought process or do you just like away? Have you ever really sat down and thought about why you choose to like something, especially something like a facebook page that will be in your day-to-day news feed stream?
I was reading a post on facebook from a friend’s page recently and although I may not have agreed with the entire subject matter (his belief) I liked the presentation, the underlying message (the moral ideas and wholesome choices) and the thought and style involved in the writing so I gave the post a like. The post was on the topic of faith and what faith was to him. For example: Faith is……… followed by Faith is……. There was a lot of depth and thought put into each response.
Do you think that my like would symbolize that I believe the same basic idea of faith as he does? If so why does standing in agreement have to mean that you believe or ‘be’ the same thing? I support all faiths, cultures and lifestyles given that they are peaceful in nature…. As an example I support equality for all people like the right to be gay and live a peaceful, equal life but I am not gay.
When I am determining whether I will issue a ‘like’ I base it on many things from writings style, flare, concept, humor, interest, principle, value, ethics, content, depth of thought etc.
Why do you like posts, blogs, photos?
Do you like other people’s work and pages just to get likes on your own page, blog, photo etc. or to grow your readership? For the people that do is this ok? Is this not the very definition of ‘social media’ and gaining exposure?
Comments, thoughts, let’s discuss…?
P.S I DO like you!
While I have loved my journey of blogging and writing so far, the one aspect of it that I wasn’t prepared for was how socially isolating it is! It can be weighty for your average social butterfly like me.
I love social media and corresponding and working with fellow artists through my blog. I email with so many people, Skype chat, we comment on each others blogs, Tweet and facebook and I have developed a great fondness for many of my readers and people that I collaborate with but it can still feel ‘impersonal’. Continue reading
After some time away and a fresh return Writings of a Mrs now has a new look and some exciting new ideas.
Oh and did I mention I am now a .com site!
I’m looking for guest bloggers to feature once weekly.
For those of you interested you will also see the return of ‘The Storetry’. I would like to have at least two more installments before releasing the first ‘Storetry’ Collaboration eBook!
I will also be continuing and showcasing Friday’s Featured Poet as well.
If any of the above interests you please see the tabs listed at the top of my main page for more information.
Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.
What do you think of the new look?
Keep on writing! You are almost half way there! YOU CAN DO IT!
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I’d like to introduce those of you haven’t heard about Read Tuesday to this spectacular event!
I’d like to thank Jennifer, Writings of a Mrs., for the opportunity to do this guest post. (*my pleasure Chris*)
The problem with Black Friday for book sales:
Every year when Black Friday arrives, customers do plenty of shopping, buying products for themselves and gifts for others. Stores offer enticing discounts, at least on select products, and shoppers stand in lines for hours before the stores even open. Continue reading
This will be a new weekly feature for my blog.
For those of you who like to share and discuss issues, here is a perfect platform you.
Speak your ‘peace’.
Hot Topic Of the Week
Pirates and Pop
With the release of the new movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, a movie bringing light to the issue of modern day Somali pirates that is based on the seizure of a cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009, it’s no wonder that people are talking. Leave it to good old Hollywood to bring light to issues that have been around for, well, decades. They found a ‘good’ story.
Somali pirates have been targeting cargo ships for years now, boarding and looting ships stealing more than $40 million dollars worth of cargo alone in 2012. This is a serious issue not only economically but also as crimes against humanity. Continue reading
5 Tips On Working from Home with guest blogger Meghan Zahari from www.meghanzahari.com
Here are some great tips on working from home, from a fellow Canadian, a topic many bloggers and writers could use some advice and pointers on, I’m sure! And just look at that face, isn’t she adorable!!?!! (yes and Meghan is too!)
Enjoy the read everyone!
5 Tips On Working from Home Continue reading
I could really use a book review for my poetry anthology The Vault Main Floor on my Smashwords profile.
Many of my poems from my blog and similar such styling can be found in my book.
If you have a minute to spare and some words to share I would greatly appreciate it.
If you need anything let me know what I can do for you!
Cheers to you all.
P.S While you are there you could always pick up a copy for yourself… !
I just want to take a moment to share some very helpful information that I came across recently.
I had an issue with using a copyrighted image with out proper permission. I by no means did this intentionally as I am sure many others have done but it was brought to my attention when the photographer approached me.
The issue was resolved simply but I felt terribly about it afterwards especially considering how important I feel it is to respect others work. Continue reading