I find it WRONG that anyone can click on "like" or "reblog" without reading the WHOLE post
I do too. I have my RSS Feed for entries set to Summary and I insert the more tag into each posts so only excerpts display on the front page and in the Reader. On that same Reading Settings Page we can also disable Sharing under Enhanced Feeds. That`s what I do to drive traffic to my posts. I answer every comment I approve on my posts.
Another thing I do is break all the social media networking rules. I do not have nor want a Facebook or Google Plus account. I use only Twitter. I don`t have either the time nor the inclination to spend chatting about what I ate in my last or next meal and post images on social media platforms.
One thing to consider is that page views are only one of many statistics you can use to track how your blog is doing. Increased numbers of followers, likes, reblogs, or other visitor interactions may not match up exactly with page views, but they are also valuable measures of how many people are interested in your blog.
I do not consider any like button click nor any share click and any off site discussion re: my posts on any social network to in any way, shape or form to reflect how well my blog is doing. I consider that to be a reflection of our new reality which is what raincoaster said in another thread.
Legitimate discourse about blog posts has moved to social media platforms. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/lurk-like-follow-or-comment-what-do-you-do?replies=22#post-1538121