From a while I wanted to do this post because often I see bloggers and sometimes designers talking about the posts “likes” specifically on FB and Flickr, Very recently I saw a very similar post from someone whose pictures I admire a lot , wondering that she never gets enough likes on pictures and it was disheartening to her and wondering that may be her pictures are not good enough. That made me very sad seeing her doubt herself so I want to end that discussion once and for all lol.
To be honest I was the same for a while but I understood it very quickly that its not always about the pictures and if you don’t get enough likes you should not be disheartened. YES ! the quality of pictures does affect the likes you get So here is a itsy bitsy tiny experiment ( kinda ) that I did.
Someone did one of my designs picture for me , I posted that on my flickr and she posted on hers. Below is mine; notice the views and likes:
and here is her picture; Note the views and likes ;
Its the same picture, with different views and number of likes, So, If you don’t get enough likes please never take it to heart. There are many factors such as
- The number of followers,
- The time zone and time you post on,
- The day of week you post on,
- The group you shared your work on,
- Number of pictures that you post at one time , and also
- How active are you on the media ( interacting, liking commenting on other people’s work )
I am certain there are many more but those are the few i could think of, If you can think of more please do comment.
I hope this all made some sense, and lifted someone’s spirits.
Hugs and kisses