Guard down talk: do you care how many likes you get on social media?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many likes do you average?
    0-10 and I don't care : (17 votes)
    29 %
    0-10 and it bothere me : (2 votes)
    3 %
    11-20 and I'm happy with it : (11 votes)
    19 %
    11-20 and I wish it was more : (0 votes)
    21-40 and I'm happy with it : (14 votes)
    24 %
    21-40 and I wish it was more : (1 votes)
    2 %
    41-80 and I'm happy with it : (4 votes)
    7 %
    41-80 and I wish it was more : (2 votes)
    3 %
    81 plus, I'm a social media rockstar : (7 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
    47188 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    calliekalico2 :  I don’t assume that anything on social media is an accurate reflection of real life.

    Post # 3
    3290 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t care about likes. I’m actually tempted to get rid of Facebook – the only reason I have it is because we have family spread out all over the country/world. 

    Post # 4
    3312 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I think certain subjects get more likes. Also, the more people tagged the more likes. Social media is never a reflection of reality.

    Post # 5
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It is nice to get “likes,” but it really doesn’t matter how many “likes” you get. 

    Post # 6
    9809 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I usually average a few hundred likes per post but that’s only because I have a lot of followers. I really don’t care about likes/followers since for the most part I don’t know 98% of the people.

    Post # 7
    6883 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I honestly think it is funny people are so bothered by if they get likes or not.  Social media is just that internet not real life.  I honestly don’t get a rats ass if get likes or not. I don’t post to get likes or what not.  

    Post # 8
    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I voted 80+ but my photos on instagram average about 1000 likes each. I maintain a fitness/running page and it’s basically my brand. I do paid sponsored posts everynow and then, and a lot of post for product arrangements.

    Post # 9
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

    Sassygrn :  Yeah this sounds like my 13 year olds problems. It took me forever to convince her that it was not real life anfd getting likes was nothing. 

    Post # 10
    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    I admit I use to let it get to me a tad bit. Not so much bummed if I don’t get likes, but more excited when I did get a lot. I have a friend who got hundreds (thousands on instagram–he’s into modeling) and he actually use to take posts down that didn’t hit a good number. One day he just couldn’t do it anymore and he quit the modeling and photography to do his true passion. Now his posts gets maybe 20-40 and he’s never been happier.

    What it really comes down to is if you’re living the life you love and doing what you love, you’d be amazed how little you care about the opinions of anyone else. It’s nice to share parts of your life with the world, but you can’t let your media presence define you. It should be a very small part of your social interaction. (This is coming from someone who still has to remind themselves to unplug daily, but I post a lot less and I feel so much happier. I got rid of my smartphone around 6 months ago and doubt I will ever look back.)

    Post # 11
    1665 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I’ve lived in 2 countries and 8 cities and been around the world travelling. I still only have like 280 friends. My engagement/wedding announcements got over 100 likes but I average probably around 20 likes when I post. I’m travelling at the moment so I’m posting weekly, I don’t post often at all otherwise, not even monthly. 

    I think it should be what percentage of your friends that like your stuff rather than how many likes. Lol

    My 100/280 is far more impressive than someone’s 200/1000

    I have Facebook friends who have 2000+ friends and that’s thirsty to me. 

    Post # 12
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I didn’t even know this was a thing. Suddenly, I’m grateful to be old and that Facebook only entered my life around 30, and then it was all about throwing sheep.

    Post # 13
    2566 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    I feel like for my age I’m not very “into” social media. I have Facebook and I really like IG. But I don’t have Twitter and I barely use Snapchat. Most of my posts are honestly meant for closest friends and family to see, so I hope they will like my posts. Other than that, I’m not going to lie, I wanted a lot of likes on my proposal pic. I feel like nothing super interesting happens to me, so that was the one awesome thing and I wanted everyone to see it. I guess I’m just boring! 

    Post # 14
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    I only have my close family and closest friends on my social media. So when I post a life changing experience type of post I do care if each one of them like it reply.  But if it’s something like some kind of meme or joke or just a good morning I really don’t mind. 

    Post # 15
    3867 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    calliekalico2 :  This doesn’t bother me only because I only have about 70 or so people on Facebook. I deleted everyone except close family and friends that I actively interact with. For more exciting things in my life, I can get upwards of fifty likes, but for random things I share on Facebook, I can literally count on the same fifteen or so people to like (or react) to my photos, statuses, or shares. I have far bigger fish to fry in life than the number of people who like my random cat pictures.  

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