Blogging Insights- 49 – New topics

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What topics would you like to see discussed on this platform? If your idea is something we have covered already we can always tackle it from a new angle.


We have had discussions on a lot of topics in this series. But there is one thing that we haven’t discussed yet;

Blogging etiquette

I really would want to read the answers to the following 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. So I would really like to know what is the acceptable cutoff number.

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?

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?

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?

These are the questions I would like answers to.

Thanks Tanya for keeping this conversation going!



20 thoughts on “Blogging Insights- 49 – New topics

  1. I think unless a question has been asked or a discussion is happening in comments, a simple thank you or whatever to acknowledge the comment it enough. Often the like button is then used as “received & acknowledged” . I think the emoji threads are too much… IMO! It’s like talking on the phone, who hangs up first… it turns into a comedy routine.

    I think awards nominations should be at least acknowledged with a “thank you”, even if the blogger does *do* awards.

    Reblogging… if i don’t know the blogger well I may ask, but if they don’t want their posts reblogged they can disable it, right?

    Some people don’t acknowledge or respond to comments. I may stop following or I may not. It depends on the blog and the blogger.🤷🏼‍♀️

    Great questions! I’ll be interested in other peoples thoughts.

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    1. I am with you on the comments ending after a thank you! But usually it goes on and on. And the rest of your answers are what I would think too. Thanks Angie for sharing your thoughts

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  2. I grew up with the three magic words… please, thank you and your welcome. It was “programed” into me for many years, and it is how I respond. But that doesn’t mean I get upset if someone doesn’t respond to a thank you. A like is ok with me too. Now if someone repeatedly doesn’t acknowledge a comment, I most often just don’t comment any more. These are all good questions and I like your answers too.

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  3. These are good questions. I developed my own rules around them a long time ago. Unless I know the blogger, I ask to re-blog. Right now I am re-blogging a friend’s photos at his request.
    Most of the time, if someone doesn’t respond to comments after a few tries, I will stop following. There are always exceptions, though.
    I always say please, thank-you and you’re welcome.
    I always thank people for nominating me, but I am “award free.”
    Cheers. 🙂

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