Views & Likes

Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog. I started blogging because I believe I could accomplish something  more. And sure, I am a university student who will get their Bachelor’s degree at the end but for me, that truly isn’t enough. I’m not able to toot my own horn and say that I’m an excellent writer because I know I’m not. However, at the same time, I am trying and this blog is my starting point.

Everyday, whether it is on the mobile app or the physical website, I am sometimes always on WordPress. I prefer using the mobile app more to write a post because it is easier for me and my phone is always in my hand. Today, however, I decided to use my laptop. Whenever I’m on WordPress, I mostly check the stats. For those persons who use WordPress.com, they will know what I’m making reference to. As someone very new, I understand that I won’t have a strong following nor a lot of traffic but I do try the very least.

My English is different from American English so readers from the United States may frown upon some of the spellings of my words. In fact, my English mimics that of British English. That is because my country was colonized by the British. I don’t want to assume that it is because of my grammar and spelling why persons are led astray from my blog. Anyways, I have always wondered why some of my posts have more likes than views. To be honest, I even asked Google and luckily I got my answer.

While I do appreciate all the likes that some of my posts receive, I really wish that they would be read. Likes do warm the heart, but views do so much more. For me personally, knowing that I’ve received quite a number of views, pushes me to write more. Anyone, or rather anyone with an account with WordPress, has the ability to like any post without actually reading it. They’ll see the excerpt, give a like and move on. For this post, I didn’t bother to use an excerpt because I want it to be read and I want other bloggers/website owners to understand what it feels like when you have little to no traffic on your blog/website. The only reason I don’t write as often as I should is because like famous authors and other bloggers, I do get writer’s block.

My initial intention of blogging was to have fun with topics that anyone could relate to, to express my opinions, give advice, so on and so forth. If I don’t have views for any of my previous post on any day, it makes me feel like I should give up this “dream”. I know one of the key ways to gain traffic is by sharing your website with peers. I have done all of that but also at the same time, having to constantly remind them can feel like you’re annoying them. And I personally don’t want to be a bother to anyone because they all have a life. My intentions for blogging remain the same and it is because of the positive feedback I receive from my friends why I continue to write.

That is all I have to say. I do appreciate the support I’ve received, whether it be a like or a view. I just wish that I would get an equal amount of views as the likes. Thank you all for reading this post. It is customary for me to plead to my audience to like the post, follow my blog and my Twitter or even leave a comment. But for today’s post, I won’t do that simply because I don’t want anyone to feel “pressured” into doing it. Again, thank you all for reading and wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a great day or night.

    14 thoughts on “Views & Likes”

    1. I feel the same way! It feels really good when people take their time to read your work – in which you wrote with your heart – and it feels even better when they comment on the topic and share THEIR point of view, that’s the thing that really pushes me forward. Even though I don’t get many many people, I still appreciate so much the ones I get. And one of the things I love about blogging, is that people do not want something in return, like in instagram (or at least that’s how I feel). The other thing is that everyone is SO supportive it warms my heart. Just keep on blogging, write what you’re passionate for then you’ll find people alike. When you write with passion that will shine through and people are going feel it and appreciate it more.
      PS: sorry for my English, haha still learning how to write properly.

      • I’m so glad I could find someone that feels the same way I do. Thank you so much for your advice and your support. And btw, your English is fine.

      • People’s comments feel very genuine, that’s what I meant. Of course I would still give them the same support because that feels good too! It just feel they’re not like waiting something in return 😄 sorry for the long commet😅

        • I think so too and at least there isn’t any hate because persons do understand because they’re bloggers as well. And I don’t mind long comments. I appreciate it.

    2. Just keep doing it if you enjoy it! If you write, you’re a writer! Do you use tags for your post? I found out about those kind of late. Maybe use social media to promote your new posts too! Good luck & happy blogging!

    3. Hey.. I know it’s tough but trust me it will get better soon. Just keep on writing and do what you love the most.. Lots of love from a new follower and a fan❤

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