Sunday Poser # 95

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

There is an interesting debate going on in our corner of blogosphere:

On your blog post what you value more; likes or comments?

Though I like that my posts are being liked, I do love to have people leave meaningful comments on them.

In my mind a simple like without a comment means that someone visited my post, perhaps read it but didn’t feel inclined to leave a comment. Perhaps they were short of time or didn’t have anything new to add. It happens to me too. When I’m way behind in my reading of blogs that I follow, I usually leave a like.

Comments are the life of the blogging party. Comments give us instant feedback on our writing and that’s one thing that no other form of writing can give us!

So are you happy with likes on your posts or would you much prefer comments?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

#Keepitalive

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263 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 95

  1. This is a great debate and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else will say/share their thoughts. I appreciate both as it is feedback either way for me. I myself have busy days and my nights are enjoyed by reading and writing. I leave both “likes and comments” I am thinking that going back to leave comments when I gather my thoughts on how to respond to a piece. I get such inspiration from everyone that I follow. I am rather new, just started posting regularly on my blog since January, so I am still learning. 😋🤗 I am just excited to be able to share my thoughts and learn from everyone. 💖🙏🥰

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    1. As I am new to blogging, want new friends, please allow me to connect with worthy writers and human beings. I were going through different comments, many pure souls I found there.

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  2. For me Comment matter a lot because it helps me to improve myself and my content as well. It helps to know what type of content your audience want to see. Likes are important as well but sometimes some people likes the post without even reading so, there is no way to know if they actually like your content or just randomly like it.

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  3. I think I like both equally, although, if someone leaves a comment without liking my post, it might make me feel like they don’t like the post.
    For me, there are lots of times I want to comment, but just can’t think of anything to say that hasn’t already been said.
    So, when someone doesn’t comment, I assume they might feel the same way, or might just be behind on time, just like I am sometimes.
    I also try to notice how people interact with each other, and try harder to leave comments for those who also leave comments for others 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sylvia for sharing! That’s an important point, to see how people interact with each other. A comment is always welcome though like you said sometimes people are running short of time.

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  4. I deeply appreciate both but agree that comments mean just that much more. It means someone carved out time to interact with me and the thoughts I shared. I’m guilty of liking more than commenting, though, sometimes because of time constraints, other times because I can’t find the words to reply.

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  5. Part of what makes blogging blogging is the interaction. But, then, I have so little time and typically have little to add to the conversation, so, well, even though I try to read (not skim) every blog post I “like”, no way can I comment on every blog post that I truly like. And then, when I am super busy and really want to read a lot of other people’s blogs, having too many comments, well, there have been days that all I could do was respond to what others have written, which is great in one way (I like the interaction!!) but makes it difficult in another. Anyway, for the most part, I agree with your response, given those caveats…

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    1. Thanks Trent for sharing your detailed thoughts. You’ve said it so well . It’s all about time we have. I always make a point to comment on the posts of those whom I consider my good friends

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  6. I leave likes on most posts in my reader. If they’re long I just skim them though. About half the time I’ll comment, but often I don’t have much to add except “great poem.” I do like comments on mine of course! 😀

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  7. I prefer both😉

    But if I have to choose one, I’ll go for comments. Cuz I’m a people person and love to engage with them.
    Also, through comments, I can feel what the reader felt while they read my works. And they are also kinda inspiring.

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  8. I would have to say I value them both, but for different reasons. When someone likes, they’ve either taken the time to read it, enjoyed it or were moved by it and acknowledge that by liking it. If they comment, it can be to congratulate, pass on a thought about it or ask more questions, which is also a wonderful way to indicate they read it and were connected to the piece. Both simply mean to me the reader chose to be on my post and, in one form or another, was engaged.

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  9. I don’t click the like button on anyone’s posts unless I truly got something out of the content, so I hope the same is true for those who “like” mine. As with most people, I really appreciate the comments and it helps me to know what I should be writing for future posts.

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  10. I prefer comments over likes, but they both have value. Likes help to determine what content my readers (all seven and a half of them 😀) like. Comments provide a window to my readers and an opportunity to interact with the greater blogging community. I do wish there was more constructive criticism in some of the comments. I blog as a creative outlet and don’t expect to be writing novels or gracing the cover of Time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to get better.
    Whether it’s likes or comments, I must admit there is nothing like writing a short piece you have put your heart and soul into and only seeing four likes while the random cat pic you posted six weeks ago is still trending on every social media platform out there!!! lol

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    1. I agree with you Greg. Some times this happens to me too that something I’ve written with lot of emotions is just ignored and a fun post written in 5-10 minutes is getting many likes. There’s no accounting for taste!

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  11. I prefer comments. That being said, I cannot always comment on every post I read, so sometimes I just leave a like. I prefer a simple like to a meaningless, one-word comment. Like, you know how you sometimes leave one-emoji comments in response to other people’s comments. I generally make sure I end the conversation before that by just liking your comment rather than replying, so that the convo is still meaningful (eg. “thank you” from me and “you’re welcome” from you). I feel that a comment that’s merely an emoji could be replaced with the like button. However, even comments like “great post” (when coming from genuine people, not spambots) feel (slightly) better than likes.

    With respect to engaging with other commenters on other people’s posts, I do read a post that I intend to comment on in full, but I don’t always read every single comment that’s been left before me. I also don’t really make sure what I want to say hasn’t been said already. I honestly don’t mind when people leave similar comments on my posts either.

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  12. Always comments. But I also understand some people don’t like engaging with others for their own personal reasons, some are hard pressed for time and sometimes the comment would seem like a repetition of what has already been said by someone else. All likes and comments make blogging a worthwhile endeavour.

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  13. Likes and comments are both appreciated but I prefer comments over likes – not that I want people to stop liking my stories!
    Something that bothers me is how quickly a post can get a like, almost immediately after it’s been posted; unless the person doing the liking is a speed-reader, there’s no way they could have read the story, some of which are pretty long. Please don’t leave a like out of habit or a sense of obligation without reading the post; it’s really not the right thing to do.
    Comments are great! I get to read a person’s point of view. Some comments offer advice or suggestions which are always welcome. Other times people share similar events in their lives and open up about difficulties they’re going through. But most of all there’s communication and that’s how friendships are begun. I’ve got a bunch of followers, people who may or may not read my stories and people who like my stuff, whether they read it or not.
    Friends take the time to comment and that’s worth more than anything. 🌟

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  14. Sometimes I just do a “like” because I don’t have anything different to say from what has already been said by others. But I won’t do a like if I don’t like what was written and that rarely happens

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  15. I like likes when I don’t feel sociable because they are a very low-commitment. I like comments when I’m feeling more sociable because that’s what I do when I’m sociable – I chat. When I’m not feeling so sociable and I get comments then it’s easy for me to become overwhelmed by the blogging experience and then I start to ignore comments, which isn’t the best way to win friends and influence people in the blogosphere.

    I used to be a lot more into comments. I would have multiple conversations spanning many days, and sometimes weeks, with several different people at the same time, but that’s when I had waaay more time to dedicate to my blog. I’m in a bit of a hibernation mode ar the moment. Things are barely ticking over. One post a day seems like a serious underplaying of my hand to me.

    Overall, I like both likes and comments at the moment, but I’m not sure that I can sustain my interaction as well with comments, so chat to me, but don’t expect me to keep up my side for a long time.

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    1. Haha! That’s a very honest share Robert. We all have our phases and since we mostly blog for enjoyment, time constraints are always there too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  16. Comments give human contact. Comments build a blog family. Likes are “well that was nice” and move on. I am guilty of just likes when I am short of time when I could have commented. I also do likes on other peoples comments on a post when they say what I was going to say anyway.

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  17. I’m new to blogging. I like both but enjoy the comments and the interaction with people. I feel a bit funny commenting on strangers, although bloggers aren’t strangers ~ they’re just people who haven’t met yet!

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  18. Ah, yes, a good question, my friend. I appreciate all engagement on my blog, likes, comments, reblogging, all are appreciated, however, I do think that the connection we develop via comments will always have a special place in my heart. It is here were we get to share with each other our thoughts and insights, and connect on a deeper level.

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  19. I appreciate comments more since it’s great to hear other’s feedbacks to improve my poems and when they comment, I’ll know that they really read it which is so inspiring. Have a great day, Sadjie 💙

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  20. “Likes” are fine…comments can be a blessing or curse. Obviously I love the positive ones, but often when someone uses only a few words it can be misread. I don’t crave high stats, but enjoy the connections I make with people…I guess I’m easy to please😊

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  21. As a beginner in this blogging space, I feel like the likes are kind of what I prefer most because I’m trying to create an audience, but again if I get a comment that really motivates me alot. 🧡

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  22. Positive comments always bring pleasant feelings.
    Other than photography blogs, ‘likes’ won’t bring much cheers.
    Sadly blogosphere world is addicted to more ‘likes’ than ‘comments’
    Everybody is busy it seems.
    In ‘likes’ author can never know whether the reader read the post.
    My experience tells me that blogs dealing with poetry/ stories get good number of comments.
    Good response in the form of comments also seen in many theme oriented challenges.
    Thank you Sadje for this thought provoking post.

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  23. Comments are good. There are times readers prefer reserving comments on certain issues if they feel those issues are sensitive. Some enjoy a particular post but refuse to show how they feel about it. So for me, if I feel something I posted is insightful and impressive, I take pride and satisfaction in that. Comments are a bonus delight.

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  24. Comments are great. They continue the discussion and add value. I don’t know about you but I find myself scrolling through the comment section on videos and articles all the time. Sometimes I’ll find additional info on the topic or just something that sparks an idea. Likes ate nice, but comments are > thanks for sharing.

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  25. Ahh I’m new to WordPress so I’m a bit late to this post but the comments! The comments bring sooo much life to a post whether it’s a book, blog, or journal entry. Comments help boost your work, while some comments if you read enough of them help you with any little mistakes or errors you may have made in a certain paragraph, sentence, etc. 🙃

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  26. I appreciate both like and comment. However, I get an extra warmth when a reader leaves a comment.

    A comment creates a meaningful bridge between the blogger and the reader. While a like marks attention, a comment hits the heart.

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  27. Very interesting post/question posed … and the conversation through all the comments. As I’m still fairly new to blogging (maybe about 6 weeks) I’m not actually sure … I do monitor the stats so as I build my blog likes are important and they let me see which blogs are attracting attention. However, comments are important – as has been said by others – they offer engagement which is richer and more meaningful.

    For me though, at this moment, it has made me look at what I do and question my own actions. Yes, I try to like the blogs I read and enjoy but do sometimes forget to like when I’m really motivated/encouraged to respond.

    As for comments, sometimes I feel everyone else has said what I want to say and don’t just want to duplicate the sentiments – now I see I should still post my own comments. But sometimes while I liked the post well enough, I just don’t feel driven to post a comment (I hope that makes sense)

    Also, I have a question (hopefully it’s not a silly one 😬) sometimes when reading a blog it takes me to other content that’s maybe a few years old – read one this morning- I did like it, but felt awkward about leaving a comment on an old post, so didn’t

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  28. I definitely agree that comments add more “life”. It shows carefulness intentionality and thoughtfulness. Like, I can mistakingly hit the ‘like’ button without even realizing, but I can’t mistakingly leave a well-thought out contribution to someone’s thoughts. Though the likes have an amazing feel as well.

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  29. There is no doubt that comments always add more value to a blog post. Through comments the writer can interact with the reader and the larger audience. Comments add so much more value to a post. They hold critical analysis, insight, and new thought to the post. They are that which keeps a post alive, even after many years of it being written. Likes on the other hand are good to have, they are a real-time monitor of how many people are visiting your blog, how famous is your blog, how many dedicated followers you have etc. Both have their importance.

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  30. I love both, but comments are so welcome. We’re all so crazy busy and just knowing someone stopped by is wonderful. But to take the time to leave a comment is special and deeply appreciated. ♥.

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts! I think we all are in that position on and off. I do leave comments on the blogs who’s writers always comment on mine.

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  31. The problem with likes is I find too many people click the button without reading the post. I’ve had several people begin to follow me and instantly like up to 10 posts within about 30 seconds.. that just confirms to me its a scrolling click- they aren’t actually reading my content and are just looking for reciprocate views on their own blog.
    I think the like and comment buttons should only be within the post itself to prevent that.

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