What makes you "Like"?
When reading work here on Prose, what is the factor that most persuades you to press the "like" button? Is it the author? Content you identify and agree with? The skill and use of the writing craft? A combination? Or something else? What makes you "Like"?
What makes me “like”?
First I always read every entry posted when I create a challenge. If someone has taken the time to invest themselves into a challenge I put out there, I'll generally like it.
Otherwise, it has to have the power to make me back track and read it again. To savor the words, and say them aloud to myself as I read.
A poem requires rhythm and flow, more importantly it needs to touch my heart in some fashion.
A piece of flash fiction needs to be well thought out, and a pointed reason or underlying comment on a specific theme.
Since pieces on Prose are rarely longer than 1500 words, short stories need good character development and good dialogue, both of which drive a plot.
Those are the things I look for and enjoy.