For this installment of WTFW, I’m coming at you with a rant. Brace yourselves, people. It’s gonna be a doozy.
I don’t even care how lame this rant makes me seem. So, I’ll just come out and say it: WTF is so hard about hitting “like”?
Now, if you literally don’t like a post/page/status update, if you’re offended by it, if it displeases you, then, by all means, keep scrolling.
But, what could possibly be offensive or displeasing about a Michael Scott meme? Or, a humorous and relatable tale of woe? Or, my EFFING FB BLOG PAGE?
I have almost 400 Facebook friends. I have 180 some likes on my Fatty McCupcakes page and the majority of those likes are from the good people of WordPress.
I just can’t even anymore.
This is why I think it’s just plain salty to not have “liked” my blog page when you’re a personal friend of mine:
1. What happened to supporting your friends in their personal interests and ventures?
2. I’m not overly offensive. 99% of the time I’m making fun of myself, people.
3. Hitting “like” takes you, literally, a fucking nanosecond.
4. I rarely even post on my page, so you wouldn’t be inundated with crap daily. Only recently have I been actively publishing post updates.
5. Whether you like it or not, social media is how the majority of the world communicates. Thus, not liking my blog page after I’ve politely invited you is like ignoring me when I wave at you on the street. I think it’s rude.
6. Don’t even try to lie and say you’re busy and it slipped your mind. I know you’re laying on your couch, binge watching Japanese panda videos on Facebook. Don’t even give me the “I’m busy and too important” speech.
Now, I would understand if the majority of the topics I posted was on the furry fandom, or my blog was called The Freed Nipple and The Unleashed Vagina, but NOPE. And, nope.
So, why the lack of support?
Maybe if those 350 friends knew how much it would mean to me for them to take 20 seconds out of their life to show support in the form of pressing down on (while not even needing to look) a square millimeter space on their phone, while they watch Gilmore Girls reruns, it’d be different.
But, I’m not about to act like I need the likes.
It’s just the damn principle of the matter.
On the same topic, has anyone else noticed that you are now able to see how many people saw your post on Facebook?
I’m part of a mom group (don’t even ask how that came to be) and the moms post hilarious memes and real life experiences that always make my ovaries shrivel up on the spot (I have magical, regenerating ovaries). Many times, these harried moms, just looking for recognition, get a dismal five likes when 85 people viewed their post.
You already saw it. You viewed it. YOU LOOKED.
You seriously can’t hit “like” and THEN be on your merry way?!
Why is this even bothering me?
My eye is twitching and I can feel the blood pulsing in my temples.
I think I’ll go now, before I have an aneurism.
What annoys you about the world of social media and blogging? Rant away in the comments. I promise I won’t just glance at your comment, without responding, before I continue my über important creeping of random people’s Facebook pages.