Blog etiquette- 5 good tips

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Like basic etiquette in day to day life, the Internet also has some simple etiquette rules to follow.  Etiquette meaning: “Conventional requirements of social behavior.”

  1. Comment– if you visit a blog often, join in the conversation and post your comment, say hi. Don’t just read and enjoy without commenting. Nothing bolsters an author more than to know they are touching another persons life– let them know you are out there.
  2. If you lifted or are posting someones idea, picture or thoughts be sure to GIVE CREDIT by linking them to your blog.
  3. When posting be sure to use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. (I always have open — still doesn’t insure I am spelling correctly– but at least I give it a try.) Don’t type strictly in Caps — IT’S CONSIDERED SHOUTING!   ouch!
  4. Like you mother probably told you, “if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” Well, you don’t have to go totally that far, but if you want to engage others by disagreeing with them, there is a nice way and then there is a RANTING way. Remember, your words will be out there for all to see.
  5. Be sure to follow up to those who were kind enough to post a comment. Let them know you appreciate them stopping by your blog and taking the time to drop a line.

I have asked people why they don’t comment on my blog (hoping beyond hope they wont tell me I bore them to tears), some have said they don’t know how. It’s very simple: Go tot the spot where it says “Leave a Comment,” generally by clicking on that link  it will lead you directly to the spot you will need to fill in infomation.

Type in your name, your email address (so we can write you back if need be) and then your comment. If you have a lot to say be sure to break it up with paragraphs.

Join in the fun — help spur a spirited conversation. That’s what this is all about! pssst! now go leave a comment– be brave! do it!



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March 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Blog beginnings | 27 comments


27 responses to “Blog etiquette- 5 good tips”

  1. sharon says:

    Hey,  What a beautiful day.  I hope this is a good thing for you….  I miss you    Sis

  2. Kelli Garner says:

    Great site, how do I subscribe?

  3. K-Sue says:

    This is such good advice.  I am so bad about just clicking to accept a comment, thinking I will go back a little later and write a quick email to thank the commenter.  You are insprining me to be more diligent about making the conversation two-way.

  4. Dawn Winters says:

    Thank you for this!  I am BRAND NEW to blogging and am just recently learning there is “blogging etiquette”…just didn’t even realize it.  So, thank you for helping us newbies out!  🙂

  5. Sharisse says:

    Thank you!  I’m just beginning a blog, and while I am fairly computer savvy, I never realized commenting was so easy.  I had always assumed I had to subscribe to something and never tried.  Thank you so much for the insight!

  6. jane says:

    Claudia, thank you for your comments.  I am just investigating and appreciate your insights.  I love your music.  It is very soothing as I am reading.  I also looked at your vietnamese engagement pictures.  Great. Thanks for sharing.  Jane

  7. Balaji says:

    Thanks for the post. It lives long after you put it up! 🙂

  8. Nichole says:

    great post!! I was researching to do something similar on mine! It is kind of annoying to see that you have lots of traffic and not one person can just say “hi!”

  9. Emily says:

    Thank you for this post! I’m about to launch my blog and your tips are much appreciated 🙂

  10. The GYPSY says:

    Very well written. I borrowed this to post on my sites blog (and yes I gave you credit). I was going to write the exact same thing but you beat me to it, LOL!

  11. Parajunkee says:

    Thank you for the tips, they were all wonderful points. 😉

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  17. Steel Rider says:

    thanks for the tips. I just started a blog, and need all the advice I can get.

  18. Annie says:

    Very good tips for a beginner in the world of blogging. I started my first blog 3 days ago and have benn searching the web for blogging etiquette tips. Thank you very much for providing these!

  19. Karen says:

    I could not agree more–people don’t seem to know how to muster up the courage to comment on blogs!! I just started my blog about a week ago & I’ve already made 10 posts but despite several readers liking my posts, no one seems to comment. What’s up with that? Must I pull a preacher’s “call to action”? It would be much more engaging with comments. Instead, I feel like I’m writing a page-a-day calendar. People read it, tear it off, and throw it away. 🙁

  20. Diana says:

    Thank you for this. I’m about to start into blogging, so I’m preparing myself, and thought some etiquette for blogging was a must to.

    Thank you very much for your time!

  21. Great tips all around! I’m doing a post of my favorite blog etiquette tips next week! Is it ok to link you at the bottom for additional reading?

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  25. Nat says:

    Very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Abhinav says:

    Hi Claudia,

    Great tips! They remind us that we all need to be responsible netizens. Thank you for sharing them!

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