Thursday, December 8, 2011
How to Detect a Sneaky Sneak
On that note, I'd like to share a few pointers that will help you navigate the streets of the bloggerhood. I bet you already know them, but we can gather 'round, pat each other on the back, and confirm one another.
In real, face-to-face time, saying hello may be intimidating for some. Not so much on-line.
Bloggers love to meet similar bloggers that make genuine, friendly connections.
I can think of one exception - those who follow with their Twitter account (it doesn't show up on the list of blogs they follow).
Make your profile public and give us a way to reach you - use a pen name if it feels better.
Don't just take. Give back, and try to be creative about it.
Say thank you when your prize arrives.
Load a picture onto your profile - it doesn't have to be your face, but that anonymous blue square puts you at the bottom of the followers list, unseen.
Visit your new follower's blogs. Here are some reasons I don't follow back: when I cannot find their blog, they post pictures of nearly naked folks, they have a content warning, they're creepy, they ramble, they rarely update their blog, or they decorate their blog with things that significantly slow down my computer.
Ah, now I feel better. Thanks for hearing me out! Do you have anything you'd like to add to the list that will help us avoid sneaky sneaks (or acting like one)?
Happy driving through the bloggerhood!