Monday, March 1, 2010

Mystery Monday: Blogger P’s and Q’s

We are finally back (hopefully) for the long haul. We just had a lot of catching up to do at home, and not projects were getting done to speak of, so there was nothing to post. We are glad to be back in the saddle again, it feels good!

Okay, how many of you are old enough that you have been told to mind your p’s & q’s. We certainly have. Our grandma (that we miss a lot) and our mom both have told us that. (On a side note: do you know how that saying came about? In the “olden days” in a pub when they would get rowdy they would be told to mind their pints and quarts, thus p’s and q’s) Well, we want to know if there is any such think as blogger etiquette?

We have set some standards for ourselves, but that’s about it. There are no hard and fast rules for blogger etiquette that we know of, so we are asking you to share with us.

The couple of “rules” we have set for ourselves are these. Be polite, if you don’t agree with something, or you don’t like a project someone has posted, just mind your mom and “when you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. We wouldn’t want someone posting hurtful things on our blog, so we aren’t going to post them on yours. If we do disagree with you, and we leave a comment, know that we NEVER mean to hurt feelings, EVER. Secondly, if we join a bloggy party, it’s to network with other bloggers, and see what else is out there. Therefore, if we join a party, we only do so if we have time to visit at least 3 of the links and COMMENT on them, thus if we don’t leave a comment we visit another link. We feel that if we don’t have time right then to do this, we wait to join or don’t join at all. The last thing you will never see on this blog is swear words or vulgarity. If you do find something we believe offensive, we are sorry, that’s who we are. But, we will never offend your eyeballs with abbreviations or slang for swear words (ie. texting lingo), or with any vulgar thoughts. If you find anything like that on this blog, please let us know, we want to fix it. Last but not least, if you follow us or comment, we try to return the favor. Okay, so we don’t follow everyone who follows us….maybe that’s a “rule” we don’t know about, but anyway. If you follow us, we try to link to a blog you may have through your profile, and visit some of your posts and comment. If you comment, same thing, we try and visit your blog and comment. We have missed some of you, so if you have a blog and we haven’t commented on it, we probably don’t know about it, leave us a link in the comments section or email it to us at and we will be sure to visit.

That’s our version of blogger etiquette, what’s yours? We want to know how to improve our relations with other bloggers and enjoy our stay here in bloggerville!


Six in One Hand said...

My only hard and fast rule is this:
Be respectful..of others..beliefs..religion..values.

Patti said...

Your ideas sound good to me!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I try to treat other people as I like to be treated... with kindness, consideration, and courtesy. I think good manners rule, whether on or off the blogs.

I try to visit everyone who visits me. If I participate in a meme, I do my best to visit the majority of the posters. I do the best I can. And I try to post nice things that build people up and not hurt feelings. I think the rules of the playground apply on the blogs. They never go out of style. Nice is timeless.


Sheila :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

When I first started blogging I used to respond to commenters on the post. Not realizing that people don't come back. I now know better and try to visit each person's blog who comments on mine, unless they are commenting on mine in response to a comment I left {make sense?}. Nice, always. I agree with if you don't have anything nice to say, move on. I try to visit as many linked up blogs at linky parties as I can because I know I want them to visit me, too.