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Read Blogs And The Like Button Option

This is not a rant. I don’t think I do rants on this blog, do I? I feel it is an observation and one not directed at anyone person/blogger/follower in particular. It is just an observation.

As most bloggers are happy to get any attention paid to their posts, I am no different. I write because I want to say something and since people have taken an interest in what I say; I now write for those who read Morning Erection more so than I do for myself. Writing something informative. Trying to make people laugh. Being a friend. Getting my interests out in the open and seeing if there is anyone who shares a commonality.

Lately I have noticed a trend on WordPress that I have tried my hardest to abstain from doing myself. I check my stat pages far too often but I’m not so concerned with the number of visitors I have but more interested in the pages that are being read. I have noticed some people (no names) show up as having liked a post of mine. That is great. Someone liked my words, an image I found, a poem, my take on a movie, a word of advice —> whatever. This warm and fuzzy feeling comes over me (like when you bite into a warm chocolate chip cookie)! But then later, alright I admit it, right away I go to the stat page and see that there have been no visitors to that page at all yet that day. Or there are more likes that have been clicked than there are page views.

I’m just sayin’. I would much rather a post receive honest attention than someone who goes to the Read Blogs tab and just clicks the “Like” button. If anyone else is as anal about their blog as I reportedly am, I’m sure they have picked up on this trend as well. There are times when I read a post and I like it and click the like button but do not leave a comment. I do read other comments and if someone has already said exactly what I want to say then I see no purpose in reiterating somebody elses words.

My point is (because I feel like I am rambling on here): don’t pretend to like what you’ve read here on Morning Erection when you have not read it. If I’m reading my stats page incorrectly or I am way off base, I publicly apologize.

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