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 don’t do emojis or smiley faces, so as long as it seems like a reasonable conversation, I feel that it could go back and forth to virtually become an unlimited thread.
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?
The only posts that I have ever reblogged were my own, the ones that I write every other week for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music Challenge and I do this to get more people involved with this challenge, which at the moment is doing very poor. I really don’t understand why more people don’t participate in this and it frustrates me. I did get mad at one blogger who copied my post, not a reblog that would send readers back to my site, just an outright copy, like they were passing it off as their own, although they did mention my name. I told them to take down the post and I said that if they wanted to reblog my stuff, that they should ask first. However, some others have reblogged my posts and I never said anything to them.
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?
I have a WordPress issue where I only get a notification when somebody likes one of my comments on their posts and I have no idea if they make comments back. I told the Happiness engineers about this and they never did anything about it, so when I get a notification that somebody liked one of my comments, I usually wait about 10 minutes before I go back to visit their site. This is when I will find out if they made a comment back or not and if they didn’t respond I figure that they had nothing to say. I make a lot of comments on other blogs and I am sure that I have missed many comments that were made about my comments, but life goes on and there ain’t much that I can do about it.
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?
All of the award posts are stupid, but I usually do participate in them up to a point. Even though I feel that they are a waste of time, I think that the very least you should do is to acknowledge the person that nominated you.
Written for Blogging Insights by Dr. Tanya where this week she is concerned with blogging etiquette questions that were contributed by Sadje.