If a blogger were a merchant of emotions hawking his wares on the street, then ‘liking’ would amount to giving him a nod while walking on; commenting, on the other hand, to stopping by and conversing with him.
It’s so easy to press the like button. It’s so little and so dainty. You don’t even have to read the post. Give a like, receive a like…
But commenting is hard, and there are risks to it. Once your words are out you cannot take them back, you cannot delete your comment.
I tip my hat to those who leave comments, not only on this blog, but on all blogs. You are all nice fellows!
Followers press Like.
But friends comment.
(And those who press like and then comment are both followers and friends!)
What I meant by this post is that I really appreciate people who take the time to comment. I value likes – which is why they are not disabled – but I value comments even more.
I don’t comment on more than 5 blogs a day, but I ‘like’ a lot more, mostly visual blogs. So I speak from experience when I say commenting is hard.
Please don’t misunderstand me! I’m not demanding more comments, nor am I finding fault with those who like rather than comment. Only that I find a relevant comment more valuable than a like.
(I have changed the title of this post to express more clearly my thoughts.)