“They like me…they like me not”

They like Me! (sigh…they like me not :((

Reader, have you ever gone on your blog to check your notifications for what you thought was a great post, only to find…

“NObody LIKES ME>>>>…….” (sob).

You all know what I’m talking about…that little “like” feature that shows up when someone clicks on like.

It’s so affirming.

It’s so personal (ah, look at the little thumbnails of all my devout readers)

and (here’s the sad part) it so does NOT pay you any money.

Well, at least not immediately…though it can build online credibity (thanks, likers!)

Why then does everyone I talk to  feel like a loser when no one has liked their posts?

I think it’s because, we all like knowing that we are not being ignored in cyber space.

Isn’t it deflating when you post something and wonder who in the world, out their in interenet land, got anything out of it…at all?

It makes me think of the saying “If a tree fell in the forest, and no one heard it, did it even make a noise”.

I think it would make more sense to say, “If a tree fell in the forest, yes, it probably made some noise and, yes, some living creature definately heard it, and probably some humans, too”.

Now, they may not be yelling “timber.”

But it helped the woodsman get some upper arm strength.

It helped someone else get through the forest.

No one may hear your tree fall…today.

But the inspiration  you provide on your post might help someone find their way through the internet marketing forest tomorrow.

Thanks for all of you who like my posts and inspire me through your own.


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