Everyone wants to be loved, admired, and yes liked, but in this day an age, as a author, I have come to realize that there is liked and “liked”. I want people who read my books to like them and want to keep buying my new releases. On a personal level, there is a great deal of validation that comes from a 3-4-5 star review–someone out there likes what I created and that makes me feel good about myself and my efforts. By the same token, 1-2 reviews disappoint me, but I do realize that reading is a personal choice, and not everyone who reads my books will like them. I’ve read many books over the years, far more than I can count, and I never took the time to write reviews–something I will definitely do from now on. Will I write reviews for books I don’t like? Probably not! My ego is too fragile to set myself up for criticism like that–besides, I want to be liked, right?
This week, I’ve learned about a whole new “like” scenario thanks to my creating an author page. Now, complete strangers can not only like what I post, they can like me as an author. In a week, I’ve managed to get almost 100 likes, and that means more people will learn about me and my writing. I may not be famous yet, but if enough people like me, I just might be some day.