Are you discerning with your "likes"? - page 9
It's been established many years ago that I rely on "likes" as validation of my worth as a valued member of the Allnurses.com community. As such, whenever I get a "like" notification, I go to my... Read More
Jan 16Quote from cardiacfreakOn occasion, I have reflexively "liked" a comment, then noticed that nobody else that I recognize has liked it, and then stopped to consider if I really liked the post or if I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.I purposely read every post and did not "like" one because now Klone has me doing some self reflection.
Do I like people's posts because they have liked mine?
Do I like posts because EVERY body else is liking the post?
Do I like posts because they are funny?
Do I like posts because I agree?
To"like" or NOT to "like" that is the question.
Jan 16I have to admit, I like my "likes". I don't live and die by them, but I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to "like" a post. I've noticed there are a number of folks who often "like" my posts, and it always makes me smile when I see their usernames.
Jan 16It depends on my mood, sometimes I'm a super "liker" and will like anything that makes me laugh or that I believe is good wise advice. Or just read and don't bother liking unless its significantly good.
I do have to say, and maybe because of the choice of subject matter (midwifery, L&D) I have run into your comments before on various different posts and liked them for one of the reasons above. Also, your dog is so recognizable 🐶
I've also started to remember other people from old posts commenting on new posts. Clearly I have too much time on my hands right now.....but it creates a community feeling I'm starting to like 🙂
Jan 17Quote from Julius SeizureHow about a nice bowl of Davey Do's Instant Like, Julius Seizure?On occasion, I have reflexively "liked" a comment, then noticed that nobody else that I recognize has liked it, and then stopped to consider if I really liked the post or if I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.
Instant Like is a love pat for your psyche!
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Jan 17Quote from Julius SeizureJulius Seizure, I'm sitting here just really empathizing with your struggle to decide whether a post is like-worthy.I had just gotten excited and liked something that really wasn't like-worthy.
That struggle, in deciding if something or someone is worthy of an expenditure of finite resources, reminded me of a TV show:
Jan 18Here's a criteria for getting a Like from me: If your post inspires a cartoon or meme, I'll give it a like. I may vehemently dislike your post, but if it inspires some art, you get something for it- a like.
It's a method of keeping the pump primed. This website is a virtual mother lode of fodder for fun and I want to keep that energy going.
I also give back to those who inspire art due to a story about John Steinbeck. Back in the 30's, while writing The Grapes of Wrath, he would pay anyone $2 for a good story. Now, $2 during the depression was quite a bit of coin. As the story goes, one individual told of a situation where a woman breast-fed a starving man. Mr. Steinbeck used that story as the ending to his masterpiece.
Jan 18Quote from Davey DoI missed that one somehow. This is exactly why AN needs to have a "best of" area. We could see all the ridiculously awesome and awesomely ridiculous threads in one place.What exactly are "forum crushes"?
Are they anything like EquinoxSolstice's crushes on male nurses?
Jan 18Quote from kbrn2002It's here:I missed that one somehow.
Jan 18Quote from Davey Do*SPITTAKE*
Jan 18If I like what is said then I "like" the post. Sometimes a lot of good stuff is put out there. But do I drone-like hit every single "like"? Heck no, I'm way too lazy for that!