That would be a really interesting way to do it — take away the numbers and just show that it had been hearted and, possibly by whom…although there’s still the “cult of personality” issue to contend with. That’s something that I honestly didn’t expect to find here, but apparently it’s A Thing.
Call me naive. I should’ve known.
I struggle with the heart, exactly as you described. Sometimes I heart because I want to support the writer, because some things need to be said and I’m often not the right person to say them. Sometimes I heart because someone said exactly the right thing and there’s simply nothing more to say. And I definitely, definitely, heart because I don’t have the energy to think anymore.
Medium is an odd place. I’m beginning to have a love/hate relationship with it, but for now, love is still winning out. I think….