This is a "lite" post or maybe not. The question arose in me, "Are there any blog "thou shalt not's." That is a bit extreme, I know...
Does anyone have any comments about blog etiquette? I have been blogging for less than a year. Some things give me hesitation. On one person's blog, the author placed a note to make comments brief.
After I read that on that blog, now when I go on other blogs to comment, I think, is this comment too long?
Some blog author's respond to comments and some don't. Understandably, people are busy and it is not, of course, possible to always respond. On one blog, a commenter expressed to the author that she was glad that the blog was kept current. What is current in blog "country"? Is there any such thing - for real?
Is it a violation to refer others to your blog when you are commenting on someone else's blog? I have done it and noticed that others have, as well. Is the consensus that that is acceptable?
Some bloggers share e-mail addresses and some don't. For those who do, do we put them on our e-mail lists to receive group e-mails (you know those where all or many on our list get copies)? Or is that a blogger violation? Probably that depends on the person but if they list their e-mail addresses on their blog, how do we know if there are limits on the usage? What is proper usage or when does it become infringement usage?
Me, I am pro inter-active and participatory, and do not mind much of what I mentioned above but aim to respect the "space" of others who have different sentiments. I understand that we are all unique and have different styles etc. but please weigh in with your comments on this.
I am grateful for blog experiences, sharing, caring, learning, teaching etc. It is a very useful means to commune. But questions....
Is anybody feeling me on this or am I making much ado about nothing?
Note: I just thought of two "pet peeves" that I have. This has happened, not necessarily where it concerns blogs. I called a business today that deals with tourists...the recording had information relative to August 2010 and nothing forward from there. This is October! Also, some websites have date information about events etc. for dates that are in the past. Example: It is October 19, 2010, and they will have messages like "Please attend our July 19, 2010 seminar - we'd love to have you there." Again, it is October 2010.
The other is that on any given day when I do e-mail communication with people for the first time of said day, and they send me e-mails without greeting me first. Example: I receive my first e-mail of the day from Richard, Frank or whoever and they begin addressing whatever they are e-mailing about, and do not say "hi," "hello," "good morning..." Now if Richard, Frank...e-mails me again the same day, I do not expect another greeting - then it is fine to go straight into the subject matter. Whenever I e-mail someone for the first time on a given day, I begin with a greeting.