Maggie has asked a few blogging related questions. Feel free to answer them on your blog.
1• Do you respond to every comment, even if it is just an emoji?
Yes, I do. Unless it is the third or fourth emoji. At that point, I just like the comment.
2• Are there styles, colors, or fonts that make reading a blog more difficult?
Since I read exclusively from my WP reader, the colors and fonts don’t affect me. In the reader, it all looks the same.
3• Under what circumstances would you block a user?
Obscenity, spamming, or asking me to follow them repeatedly, will result in my blocking that user. I also have blocked a few marketers and people who were rude to my readers.
4• Are there certain topics you refuse to engage with?
I don’t like to respond to topic like sex, or suggestive innuendo. And I don’t defend my opinions to those who find them unacceptable. I just close that discussion.
5• How do you feel about blogging awards?
At first, I used to be excited and flattered when I was nominated for a blogging award. But it gets tedious after a while especially the nomination process. I try to avoid the blogging awards nowadays.
6• How old is your current blog?
It’s my first and only blog and is about 41 months old. Older than a toddler and nearly a pre-schooler.
7• Do you respond to prompts?
I do post in response to prompts, questions, and challenges. In fact, I’ve been forced to give up a few of my regular prompts because of time constraints.
8• Do the number of your blog followers matter to you?
It’s good for the ego to see the number climbing. It has absolutely no effect on the views, comments, or the number of likes on my posts.
9• What motivates you to follow or unfollow a blog?
I unfollowed many blogs that were dormant or wouldn’t interact with me at all. I also unfollow a few blogs because their topics held no appeal for me. I follow someone who comments on my posts regularly and I find their content and topics to my taste.
10• What is your blogging pet peeve?
I don’t like when WordPress makes frequent changes. Also, I don’t like when it decides that I shouldn’t follow some blogs and makes the changes on its own. Then there are glitches with comments not being accepted or landing in spam.
My advice to new bloggers;
Write regularly on your blog, don’t take hiatus of weeks or months without informing your readers.
Build your community on the blogging world by commenting and interacting with your fellow bloggers.
Frequently update you “About me” page. If you’ve changed the direction of your blog, you might want to update it.
Thanks Maggie for posing these questions.