Confessions of a Serial Liker

15 Apr

I need to come clean on something…

I’m a liker.

It’s true. I’m a liker and frankly it’s gotten a bit out of hand.

I like things on Facebook. Sometimes because I genuinely like what someone has said. Other times I want to show a commenter that I totally hear them and empathize with their status update.

thumbs up

Hey you. I like you. So Thumbs Up for being awesome!

On Twitter, I like by hitting the favorite’s star to acknowledge someone’s witty tweet or as a way of saying, “Me Too!” or “Holy crap, we’re sisters from another mother!”

I like with a thumbs up on Pandora so that the music monster can learn what I prefer to rock out to. I also give a thumbs up on Tivo to indicate that I may want to see a show again, but not enough to commit to a season’s pass.

As for my fellow bloggers, if I don’t have anything to add to a post or something funny to say in the comments, I like it as a sign of support. Kind of like a little message of “I like you and totally read this post because you rock.”

All this liking has started to brainwash me. Today I heard a good song on the radio and immediately reached my hand out to it as if to like the song. Last week, I enjoyed a funny email and had the fleeting thought that I should give the writer my feedback in the form of a like.

So yes, I’m a serial liker.

Perhaps I need to unplug from social media a little more on the weekends, before I start trying to give my husband a non-verbal thumbs up for a really good kiss.

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6 Responses to “Confessions of a Serial Liker”

  1. Kate April 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    This is so funny. The other day I wanted to “like” an E-mail. We totally need social media detox!

  2. warmsunshine April 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Oh, this is SO me! I must drive everyone crazy with that little scroll thing on the right side of their pages… 🙂

  3. Kari April 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    OMG so am I!!!!!!!!
    In fact, I feel bad when someone takes the time to write a status update and no one likes it, so I like it so that they have at least one like.
    I have a problem too!!!!!

  4. thefussybritches April 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I had no idea there even was a favorite’s star on Twitter. I really need to learn how to use that thing.

  5. apleasanthouse April 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    So this is what I am? Thanks for putting a name on it.

  6. James Hudyma April 18, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    We should start a support group. My name is James and I’ve been a LIKER for 5 years now.

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