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blogger etiquette.

April 16, 2013

Although I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, I’ve not read many blogs written by others. I also am unfamiliar with blogger etiquette.

I don’t mean to be so self-centered.. it’s part of the mental health problems I deal with. I get to lost in my own head. Some people, including some folks here on wordpress, have suggested that I might have Asperger’s. Maybe I do. I certainly have some symptoms.

I am beginning to realize that I am not very aware of blogger etiquette. If someone clicks “like” on one of my posts, am I expected to go t0 that person’s blog site, and leave a little thank you note? Am I expected to read some posts by that blogger? If so, I don’t mind, and am willing to comply with whatever the blogger general code of conduct is. But I don’t quite know what blogger etiquette is. I hope I don’t seem like a jerk.

Please feel free to leave a helpful comment. Thank you.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2013 5:21 PM

    Certainly, no one expects you to leave a thank you note for a “like”. But if you do want to build more of a following on wordpress and perhaps engage in dialogue, then commenting on other people’s blogs is one of the only ways to do that. unfortunately, some people just click “like” but then don’t even read your posts…now I find that to be against blogger etiquette but that’s just me. it all depends on what you’re trying to get out of the blogging experience. if you just want to post your thoughts and have no desire to engage others on their blogs, no one will disparage you for it. So, in the end, the only thing that is really against blogger etiquettte would be being disrespectful in your comments on another’s blog.

  2. tomschronicles permalink
    April 17, 2013 1:34 AM

    I was wondering about some folks just clicking “like” without reading what I’ve written. I believe that at least some people are sincere, but others might just be trying to get traffic for their own blogs. I don’t get many views, comments and “likes” as of yet.. I am guessing the people who do drop in and click “like” or post a comment really are interested in what I’ve written.

    What I’m trying to get out of blogging.. first of all.. writing practice. Secondly.. coping with all this stuff in my mind.. thirdly.. getting feedback from kind souls such as yourself. Fourthly, occasionally spreading the word about a band or movie or something else that I really like. Lastly, it is my hope that people can learn from my mistakes, and maybe be inspired by some things that I write.

    I think it is a good idea to read other people’s blogs and post comments. I’m going to do more of that. I think this sort of social media interaction is more fulfilling than facebook and twitter. It’s possible to go into more depth here.

    Thanks much for your comment.

    • April 17, 2013 10:21 AM

      certainly this is way more fulfilling than social media….your posts are interesting and very personal. Im gonna make a concerted effort to look back and comment on some. weirdly enough…i prefer to talk about issues I view as important and personal in real life…its just that most don’t wanna talk about that stuff and prefer small talk forever. I hate that.

      • tomschronicles permalink
        April 17, 2013 4:43 PM

        I know how you feel. I don’t mind small talk sometimes, but with people I know best, I tend to talk about the big things, the deep stuff.

        Some of my posts are probably too personal.. going to be weeding some out. Also, am going to be doing a lot of proofreading.. this process might take several months, as I have almost 270 posts.

        Before you read more posts, please read the “about” section.I wrote it some time ago, but most of what I wrote is still pertinent.

        If you like animals, you might enjoy some of my earliest posts. I worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center for awhile. Click on “animals” or “wildlife care” to find some of those posts. I’ve put pictures in some of them.

        Thanks very much for your interest!

  3. April 17, 2013 2:45 AM

    Also replying to those comments you get is always a good idea. 🙂

    • April 17, 2013 2:46 AM

      I have seen where people “want comments” but then never reply. That always amuses me, not to say you do that, just adding to the above conversation. 🙂

    • tomschronicles permalink
      April 17, 2013 4:47 PM

      I always like to reply. I enjoy the dialog. Pretty strange that people want comments, but don’t reply.. makes ya wonder..

      I am wondering how you put emoticons on here. There are SO many wordpress features that I am not familiar with. I tried to find a good wordpress book on amazon, but most of them are more geared toward those who are trying to write blogs so as to generate revenue. That’s not why I’m blogging.

      Have you read any good wordpress books for people who want to write, and also want to include audio or video material? I’d like to learn how to do that stuff.

  4. tomschronicles permalink
    April 20, 2013 1:31 AM

    Let me see if I can do that. :+)

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