There has been a Communication Breakdown between WordPress and me for a long time. I complained to them that I would never get any alerts when people respond to comments that I have made on their posts. I bet that a lot of people think that I am a snob for ignoring them and that is not the case, but my sincere apologies go out to anyone who feels that I have not been responding to them. I would get alerts if somebody clicked the like button on any comments that I make on other blogs, but some people do not even incorporate the like button, so I have no way of knowing, but when I do get the alert that somebody has liked one of my comments, I would go back to their post to see if they made a further response. I usually wait like 5 minutes before checking back and if they respond later than this, then I would never know. The Happiness engineers were never able to fix my problem, but suddenly the other day this resolved itself. I am really glad that this is working as it should have been a long time ago, but it is fixed now, and happiness is the only thing that matters.
Sorry about that first paragraph as although it is related to the question that Sadje posed today, it does not answer it. Most people will hit the like button anytime that you make a comment on their blog, unless you said something that was nasty or that they didn’t like. This may be done as a matter of courtesy signifying that they were glad that you took you time to read and comment on what they wrote. Hitting the like button on a post means that you visited a blog and you probably read or at least skimmed it, but making a comment has a deeper meaning and that should be valued more. It takes more effort to make a comment, so it should hold more value. I realize that every reader does not have the time to make comments on every post that they look at, so it makes me feel really special when someone goes out of their way to say something about my writing. Hopefully it is something good!
Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #95, where she asks us, “On your blog post what you value more; likes or comments?”