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What we do for “likes”

I took this picture last night. Immediately afterward, I wanted to post it online. I’ve deactivated my Facebook account and don’t use Instagram much, so I didn’t post it anywhere until now.

Why, I wondered, did I feel compelled to seek affirmation for my photo? It’s really not that special. It’s just that after almost 15 years, I’m conditioned to share things to an online audience.

We humans are affirmation seekers, and it’s not always a bad thing. I try to show appreciation for the blogs I follow so that the writers will know I appreciate the effort.

So, please admire this average photo, but remember that I appreciate every like and comment. 😁


Author: southernhon1

My blog title pretty much tells all. I blog about pop culture, my life, and society.

6 thoughts on “What we do for “likes””

  1. It’s lovely! You can always text me photos, too!

    On topic, though, after basically eliminating all my personal channels on social media, I too find myself in this quandry! That’s why we blog now, right? 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    1. It was initially hard for me after I deleted my Facebook account around 2016 but while I still miss seeing some old friends regularly (like you!), the “ lost” feeling barely lasted at all and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I had been getting really sick of what FB had become, seemingly at the behest of its masters— which turned out to be per Cambridge Analytica — and while I shut down or stopped using other social media accounts, I’ve been blogging one way or the other since the 1990s and even though it’s not really the same, it’s often more gratifying. Of course nothing will ever be like Xanga, eh? Cheers!


    1. I need to get back into the habit of READING more blogs! WP doesn’t seem to be as user-friendly as it should be or other platforms have been in helping people find each other. Or maybe I’m just lazy. 😉


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