Do You Read This Blog or Just Click Like?

September 9, 2014

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Tell me, do you actually read this blog or just click the like button?
If you actually read it, please leave a comment this time.
I don’t care what ~ y
ou can just say hi :)
It’ll be interesting to see how many come in.
Thanks everyone!

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80 Comments on “Do You Read This Blog or Just Click Like?”

  1. Richard and Sally Read Says:

    I comment little but like some more – depends if the subject interests me.

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  2. knittingwithheart Says:

    Hey there, I like this post! I’ve just found your blog via osarobohenry’s reblog… For my own sanity, I never “like” anything until I’ve actually read it! :) ♥ <3

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  3. setyourpathsstraight Says:

    I know it is important to listen to the voice of others. I don’t “like” if I don’t read it. I may read it and NOT like it. That said, as a blogger I want to show the same respect I would want to those who are taking the time to share their thoughts. In response to your other blog regarding comments and replies, I try to reply to each one – and I will block someone who is rude, vulgar or angry. My first week as a blogger 2 years ago I had a comment from someone who accused me of believing in some “imaginary dude in the sky”..(God)

    That was about the nicest thing he said – in that case I wanted to show some of his points so I actually edited his comments and then replied to them with way too long of an answer ;).

    Though there are no actual rules to blogger edicate, I do think the “golden rule” should apply – that is being honest and respectful and considerate of someone’s difference in opinion! Thanks for the query and the opportunity to answer!

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      I’m laughing, because I love how you handled that, lol ~ Just edit his comment then lay it on thick :) If that doesn’t send a message, I don’t know what will! And I agree with the Golden Rule as well. Thanks so much for your comment!

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  4. blessedaaron08 Says:

    Yes, I read all the blogs I click like too, I enjoy your creative spirit and I really like the joy and strength your photo radiates. Keep my vision and person upon your alter when you pray as I intend to do for you. Make every day a blessing 😉

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  5. Messenger At The Crossroads Says:

    Well, that was easy… ;-) And thanks for stopping by my blog too. Be blessed!

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  6. thedarkwarriorproject Says:

    I read several of your blogs. Keep them coming!

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  7. Carol Balawyder Says:

    Like other comments posted here, I will sometimes press like without reading the entire blog post, especially if it’s too long. But I usually do this for bloggers I’ve been following for some time…just to let them know that I like what they’re doing… that I’m still following and support them. Although my comments tend to be short, I do often comment. One thing i always do when I do comment is also press the like button.

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  8. Emily Rose Lewis Says:

    I don’t like anything that I don’t read. I don’t know, I just think it feels dishonest.

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  9. walter bright Says:

    Hi Jessie, I always do! You got a voice… Blessings!

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  10. fais Says:

    do i get a cinnabon roll for reading :)

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  11. theoldfellowgoesrunning Says:

    Hi Jesse, this is the 2nd time I have “dropped by” your blog, through my WordPress Reader section Of “You May Like”. I found your question very interesting. I personally do read the written part of the blog, before I will click “like”, and if I “like” what I have read, I will click “like”.
    With my blog, I don’t have a whole lot of traffic, and if someone clicks “like”, I am “over the moon”, thinking, “Wow, someone has read my blog, and liked it”. :) Always assumed, a “like” would come after reading the blog. Just the way I guess I have been brought up to take others at their word. Just as you mentioned in your previous blog on the Pastor who did not keep his word, it has happened to me numerous times, but with the Lord’s strength we continue to move on.
    You do have an incredible ministry Jesse, and am now a “follower” :)

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Hello and welcome! I know what you mean about the excitement (which I still get) every time someone interacts with our blogs. Personally, I am giddy like a school girl when someone ‘shares’ something of mine still :) I always just assumed too that if people ‘liked’ it, that meant they ‘read’ it as well. It wasn’t until I was following (and reading) more than a hundred blogs a day that I began scratching my head, and wondering how people could keep up with it like that, lol! Anyways, thank you for the compliment and many blessings to you new friend.

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  12. brianwilliamsen Says:

    I read ’em Jessie, have a good day!

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  13. rickbraveheart Says:

    You bet I read the posts Jessie, but since it’s often on a mobile device (and I don’t type to well on a cell phone) I often don’t have an easy way to leave comments. I also admire that you asked this question since it’s sure something I have wondered on my own blogs. Please keep on posting!

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  14. lscotthoughts Says:

    I do read your posts, too, Jessie, but I’m finding that it’s all about time. If people only have time to “like” my posts, then that’s fine..I love to leave comments, but sometimes I don’t have time and I just want to visit as many blogs as I can in that one given moment of blog reading time. :) I have a feeling most can relate, too.
    I just read your comment about you commenting and liking when you visit other blogs. Basically, it all revolves around time. I’m okay with likes, but I love comments. I love to receive feedback, but if anyone takes the time to even skim my post and like it, then I’m happy and humbled.
    The other issue I have is longer posts. Mine are easy; poems or photos, they don’t take long to read. When I come across others whose posts are much longer, I honestly don’t have the time, so I may skim through it. We all have our lives and routines. I have my husband, two kids, a dog, my job, friends, etc. so blogging comes in last even though it’s what I really enjoy.
    So I think we shouldn’t judge and just let everyone do what works for them and hope that we’re making some kind of impact with our writing and posting, even if it may be a small amount.
    I hope all this makes sense and see? I do the same thing, Jessie, I LOVE to talk, so I’m more inclined to go into too much detail and now look at my comment. I’m using up too much of your time! :) Well, I think I made up for any likes in the past. :) Hugs and blessings to you!

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Hello Lauren! You got me laughing, that’s for sure :) LOVE the long comment and all the TIME it took to read it, lol! We’re on the same page my friend and it really does boil down to a time thing, so no judgement here. I just thought it’d be interesting to see how many responses this might get and it’s been a wonderful surprise. I haven’t had so much traffic generated since posting Kidnapped, so it’s just interesting to see what people respond to sometimes. The WP blogging community has been like a life saver in ways, and I’ve been so very blessed making connections here ~ I don’t think I’ll ever stop (regardless of needing the occasional respite that is, lol!) Blessings, hugs and prayers to you and yours <3

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  15. Stuart Says:

    Yes! I definitely read your posts and enjoy them. Please do me a favor … Never Stop ;)

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  16. Feroza Walters Says:

    Yes I read your posts, I thought everyone that likes a posts reads it first.

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  17. Steven Sawyer Says:

    Yes, I actually read the blog post. And I leave a nice comment if I’m really moved to do so.

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  18. cksdays Says:

    Hi :) I don’t like to comment… I don’t know why… it’s kinda weird :)

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  19. Harbans Says:

    Mere clicking ‘like’ hardly serves our purpose. Clicking and gaining from others’ experiences makes difference.

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  20. balroop2013 Says:

    I would like to ask you the same question! Have you ever commented on what I write? I usually read what I like and only then I click ‘Like’.

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  21. Lilka Raphael Says:

    I tend to read all of the blogs I follow when I see them in my reader and as time permits.

    Due to an odd work schedule I don’t get to read on a daily basis like many here at WP. I will at least skim an article all the way to the end so I don’t end up liking some distasteful opinion. I’m pretty good about reading but if it’s over 1000 words and on a topic that doesn’t grab me, I’ll just skip that one!

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  22. Kim Saeed Says:

    I subscribe to your blog, so I get your new posts in my email. I do read most of them. But sometimes, when I just want to share the love, I go to my reader and just “like” all the posts in there. :)

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  23. Desiray Says:

    Good question sis. Now let me ask you that same question. Do you just like and don’t comment

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Hello sister Desiray! :) While I read and like or share many posts, I suppose I don’t spend much time making comments anymore, but perhaps I should(?) After all, I know how much it encourages me to receive them! I usually want to write too much though and get hung up on how to shorten things, so it takes me forever. Where as, it seems like I can be a lot more supportive of others by sharing through various media outlets. I think it speaks to our individual gifts and how we can best help support and share another’s work while still managing our own. Hugs to you my friend and great question!

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      • Desiray Says:

        Your welcome Jessie…I know for me when a person comes and leave me a comment I do my very best to go to their page and leave them a comment. have a bless day

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  24. Rick Stassi Says:

    Hi! :) never like unless I read! – Rick <3

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  25. Drusilla Mott Says:

    I sometimes do both. If I don’t have the time to read a long article I will skim through it and then click the like button just to let the writer know I visited. If it is something that really catches my attention, I will go back and take the time to read it completely. I’ve been having trouble with the like button though, and then I really have to read what has been written so I can make an educated comment to announce my visit. If I read more than one article at one time on a blog, and can’t click the like button, I will post a short comment on only one of the articles to let the writer know I was there. There have been times when I have come here, and been unable to do either like or comment, so I am hoping this helps. :-)

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      This helps a lot Drusilla ~ thank you. I’ve had some followers contact me on twitter or via email before too with the same complaint ~ saying they can’t get the like button to work, or what’s even more frustrating, is they can’t leave a comment. This seems like a wordpress.com thing, because I’ll have the same problem sometimes as I’m going through blogs as well. It’s almost as if the system can’t keep up or something. I have loved being a part of this community, but will appreciate having a different platform (hopefully some day soon!) where maybe those issue won’t exist and where there’s freedom to have a grocery cart and such for selling books as an author too.

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  26. Debbie Says:

    I read as often as I can! God bless you!

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Thanks so much Debbie and I got your other message too on the post “Screwed by a Pastor” but will keep it private because I don’t know that you really want your info. shared in a comment like that. And yes, I’ll contact you via email :) Blessings!

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  27. joseph elon lillie Says:

    Hi Jessie, I do read your blog. I don;t read every time you post because I am following so many bloggers. I try to read several blogs everyday and yours is one of many I turn to.

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  28. Eric Tonningsen Says:

    It depends. If the title, lead words or accompanying image entice… I’ll usually read a post. Other times, I’ll simply acknowledge the bloggers effort and ‘like’ the post. I do this with all of the 800+ blogs I follow.

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Oh my goodness… that’s a LOT of bogs, lol! It gives a much better picture of how important learning some of the basics can be then like you mention here. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what will get the public’s attention more and I used to get so hung up on it. I think I’ve finally relaxed enough though realizing how time consuming that can be. Now I think, people read and share or they don’t – no biggy and leave the rest to God.

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  29. sourgirlohio Says:

    Clever idea. I have thought of doing this myself. I have followers who I think might be liking my posts just because they’re grateful for the follow.

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that either, but I thought it would be interesting to compare the responses I get here to the stats. I realize sometimes I get a LOT of activity and have a lot of followers, but not everyone wants it publicly known that they like, support or follow a blog that can be controversial in any way (such as abuse.) Just like I sometimes don’t get as many comments on an article, but my email will be full! I’ve always found that interesting. It’s all good though :)

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      • sourgirlohio Says:

        You make very valid points:) I would rather people read and “not like” than not read and “like” anyways.

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        • Jessie Jeanine Says:

          Thank you and for the most part I feel the same way. In fact when I first started out, I would never think of liking something I didn’t fully read. But, then I began to realize just how many great blogs there are out there and who has the time to read a hundred a week or whatever. Part of me thought I might feel insulted if someone only liked mine without reading it, but I understand it a bit better now doing this for the last couple of years. Of course, it’s always a preference knowing people care enough to read, but it’s not always about that either.

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  30. Optimistic Kid Says:

    I do both. Particularly the posts that are more personal. It helps me to know and understand the writer a little better.

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      That’s about how I am too. If I don’t get the time to read something, but they’re a favorite or personal connection, I’ll just like it anyways, because I know it’s going to be good and I want to help promote and share their work too (I usually save it though and try to make the time to back over it.)

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  31. Anthony Baker Says:

    Out of the 407,231 blogs I read every day, I like about 3 without reading them. Yours is one. Never read it. Just like it. What’s not to like if you never read it, right? ;-)

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  32. Susan M. Baganz Says:

    Hi! I’m new here. . .

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  33. Jueseppi B. Says:

    I read blogs. I do not comment. I will not comment after this. Ciao Bella.

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