What’s Not to “Like”?

Dear WordPress,

What has happened to the “like” button on many of our posts? First I noticed that I was unable to “like” the postings from several of my blogging friends, and now I’ve been informed that the function has disappeared from my own posts.

Listen, sometimes the “like” I get on a post is the only positive reinforcement I get all day long. Sure, it might just be a perfunctory “like” without even a thorough reading of my post, but life is short. I’ll take every “like” that comes my way.

And I dislike not being able to “like” the posts of others. It makes me sad to think that they don’t know I liked their poem or essay or cartoon or rant. I can comment on the post, but somehow commenting without leaving a “like” seems passive aggressive and perhaps disingenuous:

“Yes, I READ your post, but I didn’t actually LIKE your post.”

Furthermore, I’m tired of putting quotation marks around the word, “like” considering I’m not even sure it’s the right thing to do. But, “liking” is the right thing to do! Please let us “like” and be “liked!”

Sincerely yours,

The Immensely Likeable Nananoyz

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “What’s Not to “Like”?”

  1. Yes, some of the sites only give an option to reply or comment when you go to the site. On the page that opens on the reader, there’s usually the ‘like’ option.


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