Hey Inquisitive writers! So, as you have seen, I have taken a hiatus on my blog and Pinterest. Truth is, I was spending too much time with my blog and not enough time in real life, and I needed to take a break.
I also didn’t have enough time to write of or think of posts. It would take me too much time to make sure I had every tag, every category, include my feature image, etc. I feel like this happens to bloggers sometimes, life just gets in the way sometimes. But anyways, I decided to go a little old-school and write about some blogging etiquette that all bloggers should know – at least at some point.
*By the way these are my opinions, you don’t necessarily have to follow them, I am merely suggesting them.*
Reply to your readers’ comments
I noticed (and still notice) this all the time when I check out someone’s blog and am about to make a comment. If someone took the time to write a nice comment on your post, at least take the time to write back a “thank you” to them. Or, maybe ask them questions back to talk with them, and to keep them engaged on your blog, which is what you want.
When some doesn’t respond to any comments I make on their blog, and they never check out my blog, I usually never come back to their blog. Unless your blog has over 2,000 active followers and you can’t reply to every single comment, I’d at least try to reply to them.
Check out other peoples’ blogs
If a blogger leaves a comment and/or likes a couple of your posts, take some time if you can to check out their blog, too. Chances are if they like your blog, they share similar interests, and they blog about something similar to you. Plus, this is a great way to make blogging friends! I made many blogging buddies through the Community Pool. If you don’t know what it is, check out my Newbie Blogging Tips page. Though, don’t just check out someone’s blog for the sake of it. What happens sometimes is people check out each other’s blogs just for likes and comments, and never check out their blog again. Which is fine once in a while, as long as you don’t do it all the time.
Simply be kind to fellow bloggers
I personally have never experienced online bullying on WordPress- or saw it in the community. It’s a really nice community of bloggers, as I found out quickly when I joined it in 2015. Being cordial with fellow bloggers is the right thing to do, really. Being mean or cyberbullying online is just not tolerable and should not be allowed. I go here on WordPress because it’s my escape from the real world, and I’m sure many other bloggers do, too. So treat everyone how you want to be treated.
So that is all the blogging etiquette – or netiquette – for today. By the way, I’ll try to blog more consistently from now on, virtual pinky swear. Were you aware of these “rules”? How long have you been blogging? Have you taken a hiatus lately?