Here in not so sunny Suffolk, England it is still raining (reminds me of "It was raining in the 100 acre wood" - can you tell me where that comes from?).... I think it has rained for days and days. My sister sent me a text about the rain yesterday and I replied that I was worried about the hose pipe ban because I couldn't water the garden!!! Not that I ever water my garden, but how can there possibly be a hose pipe ban and talk of drought?
Anyway, I wanted to talk today about something that has been on my mind for a while; blogging etiquette. Is there such a thing?
How do you feel when someone leaves a blunt/nasty comment on your blog? Don't get me wrong.... I have wonderful followers who leave me fabulous comments. A while ago, I blogged about coffee and one follower left a very strongly worded comment about her love of coffee. My perception was that she was inferring that I should not have blogged about anything controversial. The blog was merely raising something that I had found useful in my own life. Incidentally, she mentions on her own blog that she suffers from depression - but far be it from me to question others defences. I blog about my life - crafty stuff, food, thrifty living and other things that I think are interesting. The follower then removed herself from my list - fine, I have no problem with that, but it did leave me thinking and I would love your thoughts.......
When you join a blog, do you expect (hope) that the person will join your blog?
If you comment on a blog, do you expect (hope) that the person will reciprocate?
How do you feel when they don't?
Does it matter?
Do you feel that it is okay to leave negative comments on blogs?
(Like Thumper I was raised with 'If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all').
Is it weird that the words of strangers can impact on us?
Enjoy your day
Love Mrs Thrifty