Monday, March 8, 2010

Your Blogger Etiquette lesson continues...... NOW

Next up I believe that's me.....

Last week my fellow blogger and syndicate member Smarty Jones schooled you on the first rule of being a successful blogger, if you missed it head over here: NO SWAGGER JACKING. I hope you all have mastered this rule and are ready to move on to the next one.

I haven't posted daily like I use to mainly because life just gets the best of me and I'd rather go to sleep or post to twitter quickly and be done.  So when I do write a post, it takes a lot out of me. I often have thoughts on how my topic will be received, how to take a serious topic and make it lighter or funny, when I'm done I'm drained. I hit that orange publish button,leaving the rest up to my loyal readers (new readers too) to comment. Yes COMMENT. I don't mind if people lurk,I've done it. Hell I still do it from time to time on new blogs and on some of my favorites. I may not comment because at the moment I don't feel like I have the words to express my feelings,so  in those situations I don't leave asinine, unrelated comments... This my friend is the second rule.

Come, read, lurk whatever but if you leave a  comment, leave one about the post the blogger poured his/her soul into. Don't read the post and then leave the link to your own blog,unless its directly related to the post. Don't leave poems, spam or any thing else that's not related to what you just read. Here's an examples:

This was a serious issue and there was actually a real dialogue going on about race in my comment section and then came the Chinese spammers. RUDE! I usually delete the spam comments but now I just leave them to serve as a reminder of what not to do. The last Don't is the most important, if you're going to be take someone to task on their opinion then be grow a pair and sign in with your username, Anonymous is for suckers.  In my world its a kin to wearing a white sheet over your head.

I get it we all want people to read what we've written, and we all can be comment-whores but no one wants to read comments that have absolutely nothing to do with their work. It's just a fact! So in keeping with the rules above let's be considerate of our fellow Bloggers time and work.....or else


Smarty P. Jones said...

*applause* *whistles*
You tell 'em! The great thing about WordPress is they filter your comments for you so there's not a whole lot of spam. There is not, however, a stupid filter. So please, keep that stupid sh*t to yourself.

dejanae said...

i can tell when ur ass aint read shit

i had one post where 50 plus comments were spam

The Kwamster said...

So where the hell am i supposed to post my poetry or practice Chinese typing? Why you gotta be a hater? Damn. *Stalks off*