Blogging Insights — Blogging Etiquette

Blogging insightsFor this week’s edition of Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya has turned to Sadje, of Keep It Alive, for the questions. Sadje has asked these questions:

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.

If someone likes and comments on my post just to say they liked it or enjoyed reading it, I will “like” their comment and reply with a thank you. That’s where, in my opinion, it should end.

What is the acceptable protocol for reblogging?

I generally ask the blogger’s permission to reblog their post. But I’ve yet to encounter a blogger who has responded, “Don’t you dare.” I think most bloggers appreciate having their posts reblogged.

What should you do when people don’t respond to your comments on their posts? Should you stop commenting on their post or give them a reminder about your comment?

A blogger may be busy or have real life activities limiting their time to read and respond to other bloggers’ comments. So if they don’t respond to a comment I made on one of their posts, it’s no biggie to me.

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 don’t know that there is a “proper” way, per se, to deal with blog award nominations. Mine is an award-free blog, but it still gets nominated for myriad blog awards. I appreciate the recognition and will typically respond to the blogger who nominated my blog with my own post thanking them for the nomination and posting my answers to the questions they posed. But I do not then, as most blog award rules encourage, nominate other specific bloggers or pose my own series of questions. Instead, I throw it open to any and all other bloggers who may wish to answer the same questions that the blogger who nominated my blog posed.

22 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Blogging Etiquette

  1. drtanya@saltedcaramel October 19, 2020 / 11:02 am

    I endorse your answers so tremendously that I don’t think I am going to put down any of my own.
    Totally agree 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango October 19, 2020 / 2:44 pm

      Oh woes, I’m flattered. Thanks.


  2. Mister Bump UK October 19, 2020 / 11:03 am

    On reblogging, if a blogger does not wish their content to be shared, then why did they make it public inthe first place? I think as long as we provide attribution, reblogging is automatically acceptable.

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    • Fandango October 19, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Well, you’re right, but I ask permission as a courtesy to the blogger, and no one has denied my request to reblog their post

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  3. CARAMEL October 19, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    Fandango – on blogging etiquette you are the fountain of wisdom. I agree with all you said,

    And I just want to put it out there….I feel so bad that I miss replying to some of the lovely comments on my site. Work is sapping my energy. Once a week I try to check the comments from the past week to see if I have missed any. I know it’s my bad….but work is crazy tiring.

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  4. Hetty Eliot October 19, 2020 / 5:27 pm

    “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.”

    yes yes yes. I always do this. I laughed so hard when I read that. I don’t want to be rude to people so I try and have the last word so I have responded to everything they’ve said. But yes it does devolve into emoji conversations. It’s why I hate texting. Do I stop replying and come off rude, or keep answering and be annoying?

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    • Fandango October 19, 2020 / 9:50 pm

      I think it depends. If the comment exchange is just…
      “Good post”
      “Thank you”
      “You’re welcome”
      “My pleasure”
      …well, that’s nuts.
      But it it’s a meaningful and respectful exchange of opinions and perspectives, that’s a whole different thing.

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  5. lssattitudeofgratitude October 19, 2020 / 10:17 pm

    Your answers make a great deal of sense. I like the idea of answering the questions on the blog of the person who nominated you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 19, 2020 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks. I, too, enjoy answering the questions, although I feel that many of the questions have already been asked I’ve already answered them in previous award nomination posts.

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  6. leigha66 October 28, 2020 / 1:14 am

    I was brought up to use the three magic words… please, thank you and you’re welcome. While I know you’re welcome is no longer used near as often as it used to be, I still feel compelled to use it just in case Mom discovered a way to still keep an eye on me. 😮

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  7. Charmy Shah October 31, 2020 / 9:44 pm

    Wow! Real questions and direct answers. Came here for first time! Enjoyed.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Heather Prudeaux November 5, 2020 / 3:08 pm

    I’m still learning the do’s and the don’t of the blogging tribe world. Thank you for the reblogging comment. I didn’t think bloggers would openly say yes.

    Liked by 1 person

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