February 23, 2015
BLOG TALK: ON READER ETIQUETTE.
Are there rules for when it comes to being a blog reader? We (as in I, haha) talk all the time about being a blogger, but rarely do I think a lot about being a blog reader. But I think that just as it's important to write posts from the heart, it's also important to write comments from the heart.
When it comes to blog reading, I try my hardest to write comments from the heart. While I love getting comments, the ones where people write lengthy paragraphs always mean more to me than the comments where people leave one sentence.
Before I get carried away or call myself a hypocrite (because yes, I am guilty of leaving short comments every now and then!) I do think that it depends on the post's content. Some posts, like my Bits and Pieces posts, for example, are one-sentence type posts. But that's not to say I won't accept the lengthy ones there, too!
I guess what I'm trying to say is that when it comes to my blog comments, I try to leave what I'd want to read as the blog author. I hope to leave comments that are original, from the heart, and worthy of the blogger's time and energy.
I also try and leave comments with smiley faces or an exclamation (or two!) as well. Because when it comes to writing, you sometimes need to include a happy smiley face to get your mood and attitude across the screen, for lack of a better word.
What do you consider to be polite or a must when it comes to being a blog reader? Do you have your own set of rules or manners for yourself and/or your blog readers?