I’ve read some wonderful posts on some terrific blogs lately but I’ve noticed on quite a few occasions the absence of a ‘like’ button. Now, I know not everyone needs validation from other bloggers as to how wonderful their own is but for those of us that are
too vain/insecure not so confident or who just like sharing/clicking buttons, a ‘like’ button is a thing of joy. Some people have a like through Facebook button. I have a Facebook page but I like to keep my WordPress account separate from it. Before I was initiated into the murky underworld of the ‘WordPress family’ Facebook was my everyday playground. It took me years to sign up to it but once I had I loved it. Now I very rarely go on it as addicted as I am to WordPress. But the thing is I’m still rather shy about people reading my thoughts and the idea of people who know me having a mosey around my head/blog is a little too close for comfort. All those fears of being laughed or sneered at rise to the surface which sounds like I must have horrible friends and family, and I don’t.
The truth is that this blog is my private space, which is a bit odd considering I’m launching it on a far from private platform. This ‘private’ space is a chance for me to declutter my thoughts, make some memories, have a rant, immerse myself in other peoples worlds. It is also some very much needed ‘me’ time, something which we all seem to crave more and more these days. I guess if I really wanted it to be ‘private’ I could start a journal but somehow I know that I would struggle to keep it up. There is something rather compelling about making something official, it gives you impetus and focus. That and the fact that other bloggers can like your post. Let’s be honest here, we all get a little glow when someone likes our blog and we positively shine when they go so far as to follow it. So to you all of you fellow bloggers out there without a like button please add one on tout de suite after all in the immortal words of Paddy McGuiness ‘no likey (means) no lighty‘.
For those of you who don’t know Paddy McGuiness he is a comedian that hosts a game show called ‘Take me out’ which I hasten to add I have only watched once when ill in bed (or maybe twice, oh go on then three times).