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My views on Likes and Follows

I’ve read a number of posts about peoples’ opinions on liking posts, or following blogs, and bloggers being disgruntled that someone has ‘liked’ the post without adding visitor numbers to their stats.

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2 thoughts on “My views on Likes and Follows

  1. I like this point of view. I do that too, use the like as a bookmark if I don’t have time to read it all. I also use my own bookmarks on my browser for really important stuff. It is kind of weird if you pay too much attention to the stats. I am not promoting anything yet, so I am not too worried about views and all that yet. Though the ultimate goal of it all is to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a living writing online. There are so many blogs out there, it definitely makes me notice someone’s space if they give me a nod. It just seems like an instinctive reaction. Plus being territorial doesn’t really help you much. Wow, I should have expanded that and made it into a separate post oh well too late


  2. Since I’ve discovered the Reader, especially in the iPhone app, I can read whole posts without making an impression on that blog’s stats, so I’ve now realised that actually the stats aren’t the be-all and end-all of how the site is being used. I once gained 3 new followers to my blog on a day where I had zero visits.

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