27 February 2009

Blogging Etiquette

I like to think I've slipped into the Blogging Community with a cheery wave and have provided a few giggles since I started this blog last year.
I like reading other people's blogs.
I like receiving comments.
I like it when I get a new follower.
But here's the thing.
Is it bad manners to not follow somebody's blog if they have chosen to follow yours?
If somebody new leaves a comment, am I expected to then leave a comment on their blog?
I like receiving awards, but I choose not to show them on my blog - is that rude of me?
I currently have 126 feeds in my bloglines and am following 114 blogs through blogger.
That's nearly 250 blogs people!
(I ran out of imaginery fingers to do the sum)
I can't possibly read them all and leave comments on them as well.
So. Here's the deal.
I will continue to update my blog with the inane nonsense as before.
But please don't be upset if I don't appear to be reading yours or following yours or leaving comments on yours.
It's nothing personal.
I just really need to get on with some housework.


Autumn Rose Crafts said...

lol...that was great... dont worry you dont have to answer this comment, ignore me like everyone else does in this house lol Sarah x

MelMel said...


Great post....!

Fun pictures!xxxx

Pixiedust said...

I know what you mean. Blogging can really take over. my house is a bloomin mess. xxxx

Marie said...

LOL. I don't think you're alone in wondering this. I feel terribly guilty when the unread items in my google reader list pile up and I don't have a chance to comment on all the posts!


LissyLou said...

great post!! x

JuliaB said...

hehe! I've been considering a similar post to this for a while! Blogging without obligation I think it's called. In the end, I decided that I like my blog, even if nobody else does so I shall keep doing it, whilst reading the blogs I like, but I don't have time to comment all the time either and I guess everyone else is the same. x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant post - I couldn't have summed it up better. Love the cartoons.

Kitty said...

I think most of us feel the same way. It's why I answer comments in my comment box rather than sending out emails - I just don't have time. I read LOTS of blogs, but don't comment all the time - nobody can, can they? It's YOUR blog - you do what the hell you like, and stinky pooh-bum to anyone who doesn't like it. So there.

Not that I'm childish or anything.


thriftymrs said...

Great post.
I have over 700 blogs in my bloglines - a lot are work related ones, so I don't have time to comment/read most. I do sometimes feel bad about not commenting on all of them, but I'd lose my life to it if I did. I've arrived at the *shrug* stage. I dip in and out, here and there.

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! I've been wondering the same! I don't follow any blogs but some make it into my favourites so thats how I know!

Deanne said...

i do believe we are all the same Emma :) I follow so many blogs but dont feel that I have to comment on each and every blog post that they do, if one really hits me then I leave a comment.
blog land is strange and Im sure we all get the odd 'annoymous' comments!!!
But hey I've made some great friendships just from having an online diary :)

Jo said...

You're not the only one Emma, I'm the same, I do like to blog hop when i can, but don't always have time to comment
thriftymrs is spot on, i sometimes feel bad too but i think blogging is supposed to be fun, nobody should feel pressured to comment unless they really want to.

Taz said...

You read my mind.
There are just not enough hours in a day for me to do everything, thus why I haven't been very crafty of late. :(

busy lizzie said...

Sounds like we are all in the same boat. don't beat yourself up. There are tons of blogs worth following but seriously you have gotta draw the line somewhere eh?

Josie said...

I agree with all of the above
Josie x

trisha too said...

hey, it's whatever works for you--there are so many wonderful places, there's no way to keep up with them all, comment, e-mail, etc. etc.

i make occasional rounds, and lucky me to have come round here when you were having a giveaway!

very nice!

katie said...

not upset - blog on my dear - life is too short to worry about all of this -read it write it do what you like sweetie