A Bloggers Frustration: Quick Feedback

It is frustrating when you visit a blog where you can’t like the post or leave feedback easily. Blogging on a network like WordPress or Tumblr gives you a sense of connection and community that is hard to do with some platforms and self hosted blogs. I think you can install the WordPress jetpack to connect it with WordPress.com or another service like Disqus where you can plug in a commenting app to your blog.

Perhaps this is a silly first world problem but you know I am kind of digitally lazy like that. However giving the reader the opportunity for instant feedback can give your blog a better feel of interactiveness.

Comments and likes are feedback which is the life blood of many blogs and their writers. They need it to help guide their posts and writings. So a quick feedback is better than nothing at all. So I think.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

10 thoughts on “A Bloggers Frustration: Quick Feedback”

  1. I feel the same. Sometimes I just leave because there is no easy way to comment or even just to like a post. I left Blogger because of that. Had blogs on both and Word Press is better.

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  2. Agreed! The other little beef I have, and as I say this, I have to remind myself that people may have good reason to stay anonymous, is bloggers that don’t share who they are and where they’re from. The blogs without some sort of logical “about”, get the cold shoulder from me. I don’t want to engage with a phantom….

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  3. I agree. I will say that I now have many “readers” that like without ever having read the article. I have grown accustomed to this practice and no longer allow to irritate me much. Many days I will have 200 more LIKEs than I have views! I have considered removing the LIKE button, but have hesitated for the reasons you listed.

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  4. I find it an interesting one. I have gotten feedback from a couple people since I turned off the feature that you can’t easily like my posts any more. I used to have the feature turned on. When there were a few of us posting on my blog, one made it like a competition and would get upset that their posts didn’t get as many likes as other posts so I turned it off. Just to get passed that. Also, people that aren’t on WordPress but follow the blog were upset that they couldn’t like any posts. I may turn the feature back on but, it I feel bad that some people that like to read but not blog, can’t like a post.

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