Reasons why I liked your post
Personally, I hit the like button for any combination of the following things:
- You posted something beautiful.
- I laughed, for whatever reason.
- You posted something shitty that happened to you and I care about you and I want you to feel better/know that some quasi-random guy on the internet cares (the heart icon seems more appropriate for these).
- You managed to articulate something that I’ve been struggling to.
- Reading what you posted makes me think “you know what, that kid is going to be okay.”
- You posted something I want to reply to, but there’s no reply option, and it doesn’t seem worth leaving you a question/reblogging (“worth” here has to do with the depth/importance of my response, not your post).
- You introduced me to something new.
- You posted something that I love in a way that makes it clear that we are alike in that way (Zooey Dechanel’s perfectly valid point about taste not really being an indicator of character is one thing; when you already like a person, finding out that they love some of the stuff you love is pretty neat).
- You’ve managed to find a much better/wittier/more devastating way to phrase something I believe.
- I just think you’re awesome.
Reblogging this because I hadn’t read it until the discussion in a Shot of Jamieson and it’s really neat! I don’t think any of it needs changing for my approach, though I would expand on 7 and say that if you repost or link something which fits any of the other points and I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise then I will most likely like your post. Also a disclaimer that I do not guarantee to follow any consistent logic and that it is partly dependant on mood/time/how many things I’m reading in one go.