Dmitris played a very interesting trick on his WordPress followers by writing a book review of a non existent book – he went the whole haul of designing a fake cover, flashing it next to his handsome face and writing a 2000 odd word summary to see if his followers actually read his posts. As you can see from the blog, I am one of those people who are guilty of ‘liking’ it (Do click on the link to the review post and check it out, it is quite genius and somewhat twisted).
I repost it here to have a debate on what you think a ‘like’ means. Sometimes I write a long article and get a like 2 seconds from it being published. I assume people ‘like’ for a variety of reasons – a) Support b) We like the pictures c) We like the writing style d) We agree with what they’re saying e) We just want to keep our ‘followers’ happy f) We like the gorgeous face of the author (Dmitri has one of those faces. Truly!) g) We want publicity for our blogs etc etc!
I know we are all guilty of all of those reasons at one point or the other. My question is, what does a ‘like’ mean to you? How often do you read someone’s posts? (I am aware that some of you follow over 500 blogs) Would you take offence if you found out that people aren’t really reading your posts? Or do you only care about the number of ‘like’s you receive?