The thing with likes

Likes aren’t easy to come by. You could do a lot of writing for a long while and get little more than scraps of reactions. It hurts when this happens, because on many levels we all want to be acknowledged, we all want to be liked.

Some creative writers might try to pretend that likes don’t really matter and that what matters is expressing yourself truthfully and adequately. But deep down we know that’s not exactly true.

We are social beings that get a chemical hit of encouragement anytime we or our work is being liked. That’s the way our brain works, it shoots itself with some dopamine to tell us that what we are doing is dope.

Personally, I don’t feel good when what I write isn’t like so much. In fact, I’m thinking day and night how my writeups here would get liked by hundreds and thousands of people. I bet everyone with a blog or site is thinking about this.

It’s not easy though, for your work to get the attention you think it deserves. You have to work out your strategy. And you also have to be consistent in what you do, and persistent too. Simply put, you have to not give up.

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5 comments

  1. Sharon King · 18 Days Ago

    I hardly ever get likes or comments but people tell me all the time they read everything I write. Your writing is good. Your readers will find you.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. ❦Kara❦ · 13 Days Ago

    I agree with Sharon. Sometimes it just takes time. There are so many times I’m only writing for one viewer.

    Liked by 1 person

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