As most of you know I’m fairly new to the bloggernacle. I’ve only been active in this little community since the beginning of summer, some of you have been around much longer than this. I’m curious to find out from my fellow bloggers of all experience (novice to veteran) what one would consider good manners when one is navigating around the bloggernacle.
When I first started blogging my husband told me that it would be polite of me to go and visit other blogs in the bloggernacle, read what they have to say, and occasionally make comments. He likened it to us having friends over to our house and then refusing to go to any of their homes. I’ve tried to do that and I’m sure made an idiot out of myself a time or two. It’s all good, I’m sacrificing my pride for the community right?
A few days ago Geoff and I were chastised on “Mormon Mommy Wars” for calling a fellow commenter an “insufferable jackass”. The founder of that blog didn’t take too kindly to those fightin’ words. It’s ok, now I know not to make any donkey references over there, I can hang with that.
I’m pretty sure that here at “the thang” you could refer to someone as an insufferable jackass if you felt strongly about it. Oh, except for me, in which case I would prefer that you stuck with names like Ms. Fantabulous, Heavensent, Luscious Lady, Goddess of Beauty, you know, simple stuff like that.
I also recall someone referring to another commenter as a prostitute once. That didn’t go over very well with anyone. I think that person got attacked by most of the rest of the commenters for a time and she surely lost the battle by referring to her opponent in such a derogatory term.
So tell me, fellow bloggers, what are some points of etiquette that one would need to be a graceful member of the bloggernacle community?