The other day, I was
talking BS commenting on another blog when I got the little message that the blogger had “Liked” my comment. I’m sure other bloggers have long been aware of this feature on WordPress, but as no one has seen fit to Like my comments before I only recently became aware of the ability.
And now I’m wondering if I should go around and Like comments.
Part of me is thinking, “Oh God, another opportunity for a stranger to pass judgment on me over the internet!” and the other part of me is thinking, “Oh God, another opportunity for me to pass judgment on a stranger over the internet!” and still a third part of me is thinking, “Who gives a fuck?”
It’s enough to drive you crazy.
Long time readers of this blog will remember that I’ve struggled with this issue before, and even wrote about it in Why I Stopped Liking Your Blog Posts. For awhile there, I was waging a one-woman crusade against Liking.
I know, I know. Other people are out there working for economic and social justice, and here I am raging against an internet content voting system . . .
Given my history, you may have been surprised to notice (or maybe not. Maybe I’m the only one who pays attention to this stuff) that I’ve pretty much waved the white flag in my war against Liking, and my little gravatar has been showing up with regularity underneath your blog posts. I admit it; I couldn’t beat ’em, so I joined ’em.
But I draw the line at Liking comments.
And it’s not because I don’t like (small L) your comments here on Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. I absolutely do. And it’s not because I don’t like (small L) leaving my long-winded comments on your blog (your blog provides me with the distraction from the real work I should be doing each day. Crafting a comment for your blog sometimes gets me all the way through to lunch).
The reason I’m not going to Like (capital L) your comments is that I’m going to issue a blanket statement here on this blog that I love all your comments, always. I love when you comment here, and I love when you comment over there, and I even love that comment you mistakenly left on Mormon Parenting Today that you meant to leave on Miss Cindy’s Erotic Stories.
So that’s where Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please stands on this whole comment-Liking issue right now. Still, I’m sure you won’t be surprised if you see me Liking your comments a few months from now; when it comes to Nutter Butter cookies, sex, and blogging etiquette, I’m notoriously weak-willed.
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