The legal tender of blog is “like”. Its value depends on the rider. If it‘s a simple “like” it strokes the blogger’s ego. If “like” is with comments, it soars the blogger‘s confidence. If “like” is coupled with a request to use one’s blog as reference for educational purpose, that’s the penultimate. It means the creation attained its highest attribution. Regardless of what form the “like” is expressed, it is a boon to the blogger’s pride. After all, that’s how blogger‘s psychic income multiplied.
What is the nature of “like”? “Like” is a reader’s outburst of appreciation. It‘s an instant gratification that should pour out to the fore clinched through a simple click of “like”.
“Like” is the blogger’s engine for inspiration. Provoked, “like” energized the blogger to argue points raised by the readers. The reader’s concurrence to blogger’s thoughts and ideas – their “like” induces to produce quality future blogs. “Like” is also the gym for the blogger’s mind to sharpen one’s skill in writing. Millions of bloggers aspired to be a full blown writer, therefore, they needed to drink the elixir of “like” to keep them in the game.
There are other varieties of “like”. How about the “like” on “selfies”? “Selfies” are personal, well chosen shots of self posted on Facebook and other social network media? The “like” in here, acts as a self-esteem booster. Good for the ego as well. It comes mostly from acquaintances, friends and relatives; although, it comes out also, because of obligation, as one has to answer back to the “like” the other has given. Here, the “like”, acts as wages for barter.
The kind of “like” generated by abbreviated blogs; such as tweets and memes, produce lightning gratification. The “like” is fast buck. Since tweets and memes require a small number of thoughts, so it is just right that the pleasure of “like” stays in milliseconds, and gone in microseconds.
There are people who are stingy giving “like”. They are miser. They just keep to themselves the goodies, and it is a big effort for them to click the “like” button, especially on blogs. They are the passive “liker”. Lazy, so to speak! But then, there are also who are generous. Giving “like” in wanton spree, it diminishes the value of “like”. These kinds of “like” are dead wages.
For lazy “liker” and wanton spree giver of “like”, wages are worthless. The wages of “like” for “selfies”, mutual. The wages of “like” for tweets and memes, lightning pleasure. But the wages of “like” for blog, priceless.