Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blog Etiquette

With the rapid growth of the blogosphere, I think it's time for Emily Post to issue a new book. I have not been shy in the past about my feelings regarding anonymous postings, but truthfully, there are so many MORE etiquette questions:

  • Is it OK to blog about people and situations when those you refer to (albeit anonymously) are not aware that you have a blog?

  • I for one am very pleased when somebody discovers my blog by chance and then comes and tells me what they think - but my blog isn't so anonymous. If somebody has an "Anonymous" blog and you recognize them anyway, do you tell them?

  • What if you want to post a comment on their blog?

  • If somebody blogrolls you, are you required to blogroll them back?

This is only the tip of the iceberg....


frumcollegegirl said...

i blog about ppl that don't know i have a blog. and even if they found out, i never use real names.

i hope that none of my commenters really know who i am and isn't telling me

and i don't have a blogroll, although i thank all those who blogroll me

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

1- I feel bad about that part, and originally I tried to avoid blogging about people. But then towards the end I gave up and just blogged about them, cause I needed to vent it out.

I told someone when I recognized who they were, when they were trying to be anonymous. I figured it out from facebook, and I tried to add her as a friend, but she didn't feel I knew her enough. and I guess I freaked her out, so I guess your not supposed to say.

I used to not blog roll people back, and only blog rolled those that I found interesting and that I liked. But then I started to read so many blogs, that I couldn't just make it a few, so it grew and now if I see someone blog rolls me then I usually blog roll them back.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

o, and now with the google alerts thinking that every blog roll link is a link, it starts to get annoying, when I get e-mails about posts that people who blog roll me put up.