I have some issues with the “WordPress.com Likes” function.
- Instead of just “liking” a post, I would prefer a simple comment. If we are going to take the time to read a post and like what we read, what is wrong with taking a little more time to say why we like what we have read?
- I have noted on occasion that a blogger will “like” my post immediately after I post it. So I will sit there thinking: why would they “like” it before they have had time to read it?
- Kilroy was here has more content than a “like”. While some “likes” are plainly spam, many just leave me puzzled. I suppose it is possible that slinky young women with aspirations to a professional career in modeling might find my posts interesting. In any event, I don’t know how to eliminate “likes” without getting rid of all of them.
Some time back I noticed Rob Barkman had turned off the “WordPress.com Likes” function. At the same time turned off the “WordPress.com Likes” function, I found myself both wondering why he did it and why I did not do the same thing.
I am still wondering. Do you have an opinion? What do you think?
Oh! On this post I have turned off the “WordPress.com Likes” function. For some reason, I don’t think “liking” this post will help to resolve my confusion. 😀