Blogging Insights – October 19

Dr. Tanya brings us Blogging InsightsDr. Tanya writes:  “A couple of weeks ago, for Blogging Insights # 49, I asked my readers for any topics that they would like to see discussed on this forum .Sadje whom you all know from her tremendously popular blog KeepItAlive, was the first to respond. She presented a very discussion worthy topic, set out four questions and elaborated very clearly what she wanted us to tell her. So here are her questions without any additions from me.”

I am thrilled that Sadje’s questions were presented. When I saw them, I thought I would love to know the answers to them. So now, I shall see what other’s think.

Blogging etiquette – How long should the comment thread be? For example, if some blogger likes your post and says so, you thank them. Then they say that you’re welcome or it’s a pleasure, afterwards most shift to emojis or smiley faces. It can go on for quite some while. So I would really like to know what is the acceptable cutoff number.  I am always grateful when someone says they like a post. I try to say thank you. I sort of feel it is done there. But if a ‘you’re welcome’  comes then what more is there to say?

Reblogging etiquette: I reblog the responses to my prompt as I state in my prompt post. But if I want to reblog a post which I like or was moved by, should I ask them first? What is the accepted protocol for that? I know very little about reblogging. I have done it maybe three or four times. I feel it is an honor if someone likes my blog enough to reblog it. If they ask it would be “sure” , if they say it is a reblog then no worries.

What should you do when people don’t respond to your comments on their posts?  I would assume they are busy and not worry about it.

Should you stop commenting on their post or give them a reminder about your comment?  Personally, I would do neither. 

Award posts; These are the trickiest regarding etiquette, as most people don’t even acknowledge that they were nominated for that particular award. What should be the proper way to deal with this situation? I like answering the questions on the few awards I have been honored to receive. But nominating others is always a challenge because many don’t like awards and many of the people I would nominate are already nominated.


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