That’s apparently how it’s supposed to work. I will like/follow your thing if you like/follow mine.
Can’t we just like or not like things based solely on whether or not we like them?
I guess not. This is a post on my Facebook page wall. You don’t need to read it, because I’m not proud of my reaction, but I thought it only fair to include it.
Now, what I want to know is, how many of you expect someone to follow you on Twitter or whatever when you follow them?
70% of you?
I don’t, mainly because I suck at the Twitter and I wouldn’t follow me if I was given the choice. On the other hand, if I get a notification that someone followed me, I do go and check them out. If they interest me in the least, I follow them back. If it turns out that they are constantly spamming me with Triberr shit, the deal is off. Oh, don’t even get me started on Triberr.
Why is it a trade off for some of you? Why can’t you just like things that you like and leave it at that?
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t share your content and hope people check it out. That’s the only way that you’ll ever get anyone to read it, and I do it to. Once a month or so, I invite any new friends on Facebook to check out my page. If they like it, then that’s great, but if it’s not their style, then I hope that they don’t like it just to keep me happy. I know it’s full of off-colour humour. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure.
I guess I just don’t know why people beg for shares. Won’t others share it if it’s worthy? Are the shares worth it if you have to coerce people into showing it to their friends? I tried it when I started, because that’s what the better blogging book that I bought said to do, but I had to give it up. I just felt like a whore, and not the good kind. I felt like the one by the dumpster who is yelling to the drunk staggering out of the pub that she’ll let him do the hooter punch again, but it’s gonna be $25 this time, because of the bruising.
What say you about all of this?