Taking A Break From Blogging…and some thoughts on “courtesy likes”
Title says it all really. My final year at university is taking over at the moment and for the foreseeable future. Blogging is taking a backseat for the time being, especially seeing as my personal reading is suffering quite badly due to the extensive catalogue of academic books and journals that I have been reading lately. I won’t put a date when I return to the blogging world as I have no idea when that will be, it might be when I finish my finals.
I’ll miss quite a few of you, especially those who have taken a real interest in my blog, but recently I have noticed that my blog gets what I have been calling “courtesy likes” and that my readership has a fake appearance somewhat. Any post I put up, I get between 10-20 likes and I’d say 75% of the likes are the same people that like the post without having read it. When I began blogging I would have enjoyed seeing my likes reaching the twenties, but now I would swap 20 fake likes for one real comment from someone genuinely interested by the post. Whenever I like or comment on someone’s post, I do it because I am either, genuinely interested by the post, see a well written and thoughtful review, find it funny, responding to someone doing a Book Tag, or I am congratulating someone on a milestone.
Does anyone else get “courtesy likes”?
When I return to blogging I plan to go through every blog I follow and decide whether I am actually interested by their content (I followed a lot of blogs through various follow parties etc). Catch up on my reading: The Wrath and The Dawn, Prince of Mist, Ruby in the Smoke and some more James Bond books. Post some film reviews: still have Interstellar, Age of Ultron and Mad Max in draft form. Have a schedule that I can manage and isn’t too erratic. Perhaps post some academic posts or something different to reviews.
Thank you everyone that has followed my blog and found it interesting! 🙂
I would appreciate it if you didn’t like this post and left a comment instead. Just to see who actually has read this post and made it this far haha!