To Click or Not to Click: Why Don’t People Click Links?

Okay, confession time. I’ve been guilty of going through my Reader and clicking “Like” for every post but not actually reading the posts. There, I admitted it. Liking a post without clicking it on and reading it doesn’t get the writer of the post, who worked long and hard on it, any additional views, and you don’t get anything out of their post because you didn’t read it. If you click “Like” without reading the post, you’re essentially lying to the author of the post. It’s like looking at the cover of a book without opening it and saying you’ve read it.
Thanks to Danny Ray’s article, I’ll be more mindful of this in the future!

Please leave comments under the original post, and CLICK ON THE LINK! 😉

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What does it take to get people to click a link?  And why is this the toughest feat in all of the blogosphere?  I was discussing this a couple of days ago with another blogger and I can’t get my head around it.

I don’t always click every link, but I click links habitually as I like to read background information or supporting documents.  I talked about this phenomenon several months ago when talking about reblogs and upset many of you with my title.  I questioned whether the blogging community is hypocritical or at minimum selfish.  Why would I ask such a question?

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As bloggers we want visitors, views, clicks, and likes, regardless of the volume. Every blogger starts a blog in hopes that at least one other person on the interweb visits; if this were not the case we would not do what we do.  It is…

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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2 Responses to To Click or Not to Click: Why Don’t People Click Links?

  1. ibikenyc says:

    I don’t feel bad; I think of it as an acknowledgement that I’ve said something.

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    • luckyotter says:

      Sometimes I just don’t have time to read a whole post, but Liking lets the blogger know at least I’m acknowledging they wrote it. I’m trying to spend more time actually reading though, when I can.

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