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!
Here are a few poems by the writings and poetry of Kristin Peterman.
The fire inside
It’s the beginning of a new day
The sun is rising and warming my face
I feel cold inside despite the warmth from the sun
The fire inside me is fading away
Is there someone who can ignite it again
Each time I think I have found someone
They disappear with the setting of the sun taking a piece of me with them Continue reading
Hi, my name is Christine Campbell and you can find me on my blog at http://cicampbellblog.wordpress.com/ or my Facebook author page: Christine Campbell, Author WriteWhereYouAre
Here is my poetry submission for your blog.
I have ongoing serious health problems and this poem was written on one of my more difficult days.
I wonder if it resonates with others.
Thank you for this opportunity.
© Christine Campbell, 2013
I have decided to start a new weekly feature.
I will be accepting poems from anyone one interested.
I will post one poem per week onto my blog (my blog has 57,000 views and 5,600 followers) and
I will also share the poems with my Twitter account and my face book page fans.
I will post the poem featured on Fridays under:
Fridays Featured Poet
To participate please like and submit your poetry on my face book page. Click on the link below to get there.
I look forward to reading your submissions!
So I have been ‘working’ on my fb page as of late and giving the social networking some love and attention. My facebook page has been growing slowly but surely and I have enjoyed all of the wonderful pages, images and blogs that I have stumbled across over the past few days. ( you can join me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjennifer?ref=hl , head on over and hit like, you can receive snippets into my life there along with all of my blog posts )
My face book page was mentioned in an article posted earlier this week by Joy Findley that features Zee Southcombe and she discusses social networking and blogging that you can take a look at here if you’d like :
This morning was by far my most favorable day on facebook when I happened upon a blog post entitled Resolve by Mostly True Stuff.
Isn’t resolve such a fantastic word?
The resolve of the human spirit has always been a fascination of mine and this post puts it all into such beautiful, raw, real and compelling words.
If you have a moment please check out her blog post. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
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I want to let everyone know that this upcoming week there will be no Storetry due to vacation time *YaY* but it will return the following week July 2nd so keep an eye out for it. Thank you to everyone that has participated so far. I really love reading all of the submissions and piecing it all together. It is a definite highlight of my week. I am looking forward to publishing the ebook!
My Twitter account reached 500 followers today. Thank you all! I think it’s fantastic. 2 weeks ago it was at 230. I am really pleased to be connecting with you all and many others on different platforms. We are pulling the community together and expanding it as well.
My FB page could use some love. I’ve only recently started to give FB some attention. I really like this platform because I can chat and communicate with you all easier. I’ve gotten to know quite a few of you on a deeper level through FB. So if you have a minute take a peek and give it a like….if it’s your cup of ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ 🙂
Today is the summer solstice. Have a fantastic start to the summer and I hope that you enjoy the longest day of the year with family and friends. If you are looking for a great drink to try tonight check out my newest post on my Mommy blog for a new tasty, fresh cocktail idea that my friend Seb came up with.
My 3 month blogging anniversary is just around the corner! Thank you for all of your support, encouragement and friendship.
*Cheers to you!*
‘Cheers to you
from my thankful heart
Sharing in our passion
of community, writing and art’
©Jennifer David 2013