You know, how every now and then, someone says there should be a dislike button on Facebook?
And we all heartily agree, because it’s usually in reference to some really unlikeable thing, like ‘I just got stabbed in the eye with a fork?’
Well I’m going on the record to say, that I’m glad there is no dislike button, and I hope there never is!
You know that little video clip I made?
If you’re awesome, you would have watched it, and if you didn’t, don’t worry, you still can.
Anyway, someone ‘disliked’ it!
Talk about ridiculously rude!
The fact that made it all the more rude, is that You Tube clips are rated with a percentage based on likes and dislikes. Prior to the dislike, I was sitting on 100%.
(Ok that was totally me liking my own clip, but whatever.)
Now I’m at 50%
That’s a pretty dramatic drop.
After feeling completely devastated at my inability to conquer You Tube by storm, I moved on, and proceeded to search for clips informing me of the most effective way to sew pleats.
I know; my life is so scintillating.
In my adventures, I came across a less than shining video, where, shock horror, the person actually refused to iron her fabric.
For a person that irons pretty much everything except for underwear and sheets, this was a big no no. People, if your going to sew, you need to press your fabric!
Anyway, after watching the clip, I was almost ready to hit the dislike button; my finger hovered over the mouse pad, ready, willing and able.
And then I stopped myself.
The horror, and the heart break of receiving a dislike is awful; I couldn’t wish that on anyone else, despite their ironing preferences.
So I moved on to the next clip and left well enough alone.
Now, it occurred to me, afterwards, that had there not been a dislike button, I never would have felt inclined to press it. I would have left, and that would have been it.
It was only because the option to dislike was available, that I even considered it.
Which makes me glad that Facebook, at this stage, has not gone along those lines.
Now a dislike button would be extremely helpful in the case when someone tells you they have Gastro and it’s coming out of both ends, but I’m guessing it would be a lot less appreciated when used after posting a picture of a new hairstyle.
Or an engagement announcement.
Or that you’ve just had a baby.
As a blogger, with a Facebook page, I know just how hard it is to get ‘likes’ on a post link. I would be gutted if instead I got several dislikes, because someone didn’t like my writing, or heaven forbid, because of an auto correct faux pas!
And what about the times when I share something that I think is ridiculously funny, only to find out that not only do I haves random sense of humour that few can relate too, but I also am being ostracized for it!
Really, it comes down to the old adage; if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Or, in this day and age, ‘if you don’t like it, just ignore it and move on.’
One thing, however, that I do really like, are bloggers.
IBOT bloggers to be more precise.
And I love announcing a new blogger of the Mo’ which is what I get to do today!
This blogger is seriously so funny, every time I see she has a new post, I have to read it, even if I don’t really have the time. Perhaps it’s because she has the same random sense of humour, or that I just find sarcasm so appealing, I don’t know, but she makes me giggle, and has also made my newly updated blog roll.
It’s Michelle from BlunderMum. (Even the name makes me smile!)
Make sure you check her out; she’s worth it. (And I really hope she hasn’t done some kind of serious, Emo post today just to contradict me. Cause that would not be cool.)
Should the Facebook like button change so that you can just double tap like you do on Istagram? (I kinda love that!)
Why haven’t you liked my video clip?
Have you read Blundermum’s blog? Do you want to stalk her now?
Also captcha is not a commenters friend. I think we can also legitimately ‘dislike’ that.