I don't write to be read, but to be memorised, as Nietzsche did. Not that I expect this, but a man's reach should exceed and so on. I appreciate, too, that this amounts to a sort of literary 'let them eat cake' address to the reader. That's OK, though. Metaphorical cake is not so insulting a notion as actual cake.
It may be worth at least entertaining the notion that bouncing around saying 'dislike me! dislike me!' is precisely as annoying as bouncing around saying 'Like me! Like me!'