The little red notifications are weirdly seductive. We want to know if someone likes our post, comment, meme or photo.
I’ve realized, for me personally, it is not a numbers game. Because there are never enough likes. There is no magic number of likes that will signal to me, okay I’m done, I got enough likes, no need to check my phone again for the hundredth time this minute!
However, what is important to me is who is behind the likes.
I actually stop and take a look at every like I receive on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. As I scroll through the names, I briefly think about each person and how they have somehow touched my life.
Confession: I also look for certain people in those like lists. Sometimes, I even look to see if one certain person liked my post. I could have over 100 likes and if that one certain person hasn’t clicked like, I may feel a bit of disappointment. Interestingly, that one certain person changes, it could be my spouse, my mom, my child, my siblings, an old friend, a cousin, a new friend, an ex, a colleague, anyone… that for some random reason I want their acknowledgement.
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