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“Liking” My Blog to Get Me to “Like” Your Blog and Other Things That Irk Me

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I’ve recently noticed more bloggers “liking” my Bo’s Café Life blog and, when I visit some of their blogs, I can’t see why the blogger “liked” my post. My ego wants to think that the blogger somehow came across my site, found the post for that day funny, and hit the “like” icon. That’s what my ego wants to think. My brain tells me something else.

I suspect that some bloggers are “liking” my posts just so that I can follow their links, “like” their posts,  and possibly follow them. I understand that this is a way to build followers—I get it. My issue is this: As a blogger, I need a way to truly assess how many people like my cartoons and I can’t do this if a person is liking my blog as a part of her marketing strategy. Know what I mean?

I have pockets of daily readers (people who truly appreciate Bo’s Cafe Life) in countries such as Turkey (you know who you are!), Macedonia, Australia, England, China, Japan, Canada, and, of course, the U.S. and I”ll take them over 10,000 fake followers any day. One more thing…

I don’t understand why a blogger even wants a bunch of fake followers. I guess bloggers who want fake followers need the ego boost. Bo’s Café Life doesn’t have many people who “follow” it. Why? Because the people who truly follow and appreciate Bo’s Café Life know that I post a new strip six days a week and that I’ve been doing this for over two years! They don’t need to “follow” me; they know that if they visit my blog, they’ll see a new comic!  So, what’s my point?

Don’t like my blog if you don’t really like my blog.


Written by Wayne

January 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

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  1. I really DO like your blog but I don’t think I’ve ‘liked’ it yet! LOL!!! I’d also say you can add BELGIUM to your list of countries since I’m from there, but since I live in the SF Bay Area now, does it still count?! Heck I’d say it does (it’s good to be greedy sometimes, ha!) =)

    It’s late, but *best wishes to you for this new year!!*


    January 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    • Hahahahaha! And yes! I am adding Belgium!!!

      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

      Wayne E.

      January 18, 2012 at 7:17 am

  2. mostly, those folk will play the numbers, no matter what the game, rather than offering something authentic.

    … nice blog … will loiter and peruse


    January 18, 2012 at 2:11 am

    • GREAT POINT! And you KNOW that I appreciate your comments!

      Wayne E.

      January 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

  3. how do you “like” a blog? on facebook?
    i love you blog & read it daily =)

    tara tyler

    January 18, 2012 at 7:40 am

    • When you click on the “comment” link you will see the “like” button. And thanks for reading Bo’s Cafe Life, Tara. I appreciate it!!

      Wayne E.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:23 am

  4. I hate marketing strategies. I have to clean hundreds of spam comments every day, and some still manage to pass aksimet. It is a bad idea to “like” something when you don’t like it. And it does make you think. How many fans of blogs are actually fans, and they didn’t just want a favor from the blogger??

    And thanks for including me in the post:)

    Pinar Tarhan

    January 18, 2012 at 8:30 am

  5. I like your blog, especially bella, but I have a question about the characters, are they people talking over coffee, or is the actuall coffee cups that are having these conversations, my boyfriend says it’s people I say it’s the coffee cups lol. Either way I enjoy reading your blog. True story 🙂


    May 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    • I’m sorry to say the he is right! The characters are people talking over coffee; I only show the cups so that people know the setting, you know?

      Thanks for reading my blog! Anyone who takes a picture of a spice ferris wheel is okay in my book!! 🙂

      Wayne E.

      May 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

      • Very cool. Thanks.


        May 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

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