Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Now this I have a problem with...

On Facebook you can click "like" on someone's status, or comment, or note, or picture. Just about anything. It's nice in some situations where you want to show that you appreciate whatever it is without saying "Haha!", "Cool!", or "Wow!" again...or whatever other one word would fit the situation...unless it really requires that...sometimes it does. The other alternative being to not say anything at all and simply enjoy it and laugh to yourself. But what's the point in that? Shouldn't someone know that you like what they wrote?

But on a blog? Someone took the time to write a whole post. There's a place to comment. Do we have to cut out that form of interaction? It's part of the fun of blogging, to actually hear what people think about what you wrote, and what they have to add to it. I don't even mind a "Haha, that's funny!" comment. It's still a comment, it's multiple words. But now there's this: http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/11/reactions-easily-engage-your-readers.html

"With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts."

Okay...so you might get more feedback. (Anonymous though...) But I like real comments. I don't mind "like" on Facebook, but I don't want it invading my blog. And it's not going to, because I'm not going to add it. :D

8 comments:

Allie said...

Thank you! haha. I actually hate facebook to some extent. I don't want it crossing over into blogger...I love blogging, because it's a totally different medium than facebook. :)

Natalie said...

Hehe...you hate Facebook, and yet you're on there? :D

I don't mind Facebook, on FB. But other than that...yeah. No mingling of the two, please!

Allie said...

Hahaha. Well, I deleted it for about 5 months one time, but I realized that unfortunately it's necessary. If I want to be able to keep up with people I don't see a lot, I kinda have to have my FB.

And that makes sense. I just don't ever want them combining. Ugh.

Abigail said...

agreed... "liking" blog posts is not an appealing option!

Anonymous said...

Haha, that's funny!

Natalie said...

Then I take it you don't "like" this post, Abigail? ;)

Ha, nice...

brlittle said...

Like.

Natalie said...

Hehe, I 'like' all the sarcastic and amusing people I know. :D