Monday, 5 September 2016





The Unanswerable Question: Likes V Comments
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Recently I haven't been feeling that great about my blog, I have had a few weeks when I just haven't known what to write. You know how it is, you get stuck at a cross roads and you just aren't entirely sure where to go from there. However, one thing that has kept me going is the encouraging comments I get on my blog as well as reading similar stories from other bloggers. Having that sense of community is amazing and I really do love that side of blogging. Yet, I think one of the elements of blogging that gets me down is the social side. I am really keen to build my blog but as you all know, it's a hard one to crack. So it got me thinking, what is better, comments or likes?

There are obviously different sides to the argument and it will totally depend on the blog. Clearly it's great to use social platforms to get your posts 'out there' and also gives the chance for my friends to catch what I have been up too [I particularly like using Twitter.] But do the Facebook likes really reflect the content? Unfortunately, I often don't think they do.

Personally [and this is only something that works well for me, not for everyone] I prefer getting involved with other bloggers. It is all very well someone spending less than a second liking my post but what I really want from my blog posts is people to engage with them and hopefully crack a smile at my ramblings. I love reading other bloggers posts, leaving thoughtful posts and in a way, getting to know them. Isn't that's what blogging is all about?

Like society itself, I think that using social media channels has meant that (some!) blogs have turned into a popularity contest and the community of blogging is sometimes over looked. Don't get me wrong, I still will be pushing out my posts through these channels, but I've decided to stop getting so wrapped up in how my posts are received on these channels and focusing on the more important things; created great content and developing great relationships.

Charlotte x

25 comments:

  1. I normally like a post when you make me smile or I agree with what your saying. But I shall just write it here. I agree with you and thank you for making me smile on this Monday morning :) x

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    1. Thank you, this really made my morning too!

      Charlotte x

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  3. You are definitely not alone in you blog funk Charlotte! We have all had them and will continue to have them in the future :) What matters most is the way you persevere!

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    Anjelique

    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

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    1. Such great advice Anjelique! Thank you for reading ☺️

      Charlotte x

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  4. Completely with you on what blogging is all about - 'creating good content and developing great relationships'. I find that comments make the whole journey much more interesting, because it creates a connection. However, likes are also a great way of doing this via social media - personally, I tend to click like on posts if I really like the content, or often just because I like the person and want to show my support :) Anyway, I hope your blogging funk disappears soon - everyone has them, don't worry! :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. That's so true, it is great for support! I think social platforms can have both positives and negatives!

      Charlotte x

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  5. I am more into comments as they tell you so much more than a simple like. I agree that blogging community is great and I really enjoy being part of it myself. :)

    Ivona from www.thesmokedetector.net
    xoxo

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    1. I completely agree - thank you for the comment!!!!

      Charlotte x

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  6. I love reading comments, they are what spur me on everyday too.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. You have hit the nail on the head - it is so nice when you get a lovely comment!!

      Charlotte x

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  7. I like the aspect of comments too and getting to know people through their blogs :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Definitely, a blog is kind of like a diary of someone's life so it's great to get to know someone and interact with them!!

      Charlotte x

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  8. I am a very small blogger so I'm not the right person to give advice but I do want to share my opinion on this matter. I personally use Instagram and Twitter to promote my posts and of course, there's BlogLovin. I interact mostly on Instagram and very rarely on Twitter as I couldn't keep up with both. I don't really care for 'likes' but I adore having many comments and interactions with my readers. It's the sense of community that keeps me going and I have made many wonderful blogging friends over the years.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you for your comment Shireen, I completely agree with all your points!!!

      Charlotte x

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  9. We all have days when we feel not to good about our blogs. I'm a fairly small blogger and I went through a smiler phase a couple of weeks ago. For some people blogging became a numbers game. While I do want my blog to be well received, I prefer to have a few meaningful comments rather than 100 fake likes.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Yes so do I!!! That is a great way to put it!!!

      Charlotte x

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  10. I agree with you 100%! It's easy to get caught up in the popularity contest sometimes and rely on the amount of "likes" for validation. I always remind myself that at the end of the day, they are just numbers. :P Loved this thoughtful post, have a great day! :)

    xoxo
    Regina
    http://mybeautymusings.com

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    1. That is such a good way of putting, I am going to use that from now on!!!

      Charlotte x

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  11. I think its important to just enjoy blogging and not worry about numbers :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes that's so true, sometimes it's just hard when you get all caught up!

      Charlotte x

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  12. I get what you mean, I try not to think about numbers but it's hard not to get distracted by them! Engagement and comments definitely make my numbers go up though!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I try and not get distracted but it can be so hard, especially when you are having a bad blogging day!

      Charlotte x

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  13. Nice pics looking nice.
    http://www.jacadi.co.uk/VAD/girls-outerwear-51-f.htm

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