Views on the other hand, are golden.
I just wanted to throw this out there because Kat from Kat’s Observations brought this little nugget of wisdom to my attention in a comment. So thank you Kat!
If there’s anything on my blog that means a lot to me, it’s the impact my posts have on other people. Getting “likes” really is a dime a dozen to me. Why? Because “likes” are generic with no real merit or value within itself. They are only meaningful when something is applied with it.
Views have merit within itself. They show that even though the content may not have been liked, the viewer made an attempt to view. Maybe the view was not seen to its full extent or seen in a positive way but it was effort that counts. And just because someone didn’t “like” what was posted, doesn’t mean they didn’t like it.
Far too often the illusion of “they didn’t like it because they didn’t “like” it” throws people off. They start to feel bad and then the downhill snowball effect of the fallacies of failure start to roll in.
Don’t let that happen.
As I’ve said before, there are many people who will genuinely like what you write, regardless. They just haven’t read what you wrote.
There are billions of people in the world and I’m sure if everyone read what you wrote, at least a million would genuinely like what you wrote and a million people is a lot.
In many cases think, people fail to understand the true meaning of “likes”. Don’t get me wrong, getting “likes” is great but like I said, only when meaning is applied. This is the same with followers. I’ve blogged about all this before in my self worth post, but it doesn’t hurt to bring it up again, right?
So in all honesty, we shouldn’t focus about the amount of likes when it comes to the content we write. All we should really focus on is how the content feels to us, what we intend to share with others and its impact. Wouldn’t you agree?