Monday, February 12, 2007

Blogging World Etiquette

I became vaguely aware of a blog page when a friend of mine at church told me she had one about 1 1/2 years ago. I have been reading hers since and found it a good way to keep up with her due to her busy schedule and not wanting to bother her by phone a lot. Then a couple of weeks ago she had a link on hers to I went to it and was captivated with the writing of this young woman, wife and mother. It truly showed me what "blogging" was all about and I thought "I want to be a part of this wonderful world of blog!"

I've been gently tip-toeing my way into it and began to link on a few blogs here and there. Then Friday I came upon another that totally captivated me again. I have just spent hours and hours, for 3 days, reading everything this woman has posted since April of 2004. That's a LOT of reading. My wonderful, patient husband has been his usual wonderful and patient self and has put up with me being totally absorbed at this computer. I told him yesterday, "This too shall pass! Be patient, the newness will wear off."

My biggest problem at this point is I'm so new and so green. I especially am very concerned about the proper etiquette of the blogging world. For instance, I did not know if itwas proper to put this woman's link in this post, so you can see I didn't. The other thing is my husband & I need to learn how to put pictures on these blogs. I would love to have my picture on my profile but we have been unable to do so to date. I would have loved to post a picture of my red Caddy I wrote about. You can also see from the http I typed I don't really know how to properly link! I have also been having trouble posting comments on some of the comment pages. Not all. They seem to take my e-mail address but not my blogspot name. Oh de4ar, as I write this I realize how very confused and inept I am.

If any one can point me to something about blogging etiquette I will greatly appreciate it. We will eventually learn more of the technical aspects of it but I truly am concerned about the etiquette! My gray hair makes etiquette a very important factor in my life!!

Thanks for any help any of you can offer me.


weavermom said...

I'm pretty new to the blogging world too, so I'm still learning for sure!

Here are some that helped me:

And here a link to the help section for blogger:

Here's a direct link to the posting basics:

When you leave a comment, as long as you are logged in, your name "penless writer" will be blue and underlined. If people want to find out more about you, they can click on that and it will go to your profile and then your blog name is listed at the bottom, and they can click on that to see the blog. That's how I found you from Noah's site. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

weav - Thank You!!!

~ Amy ~ said...

I'm learning right along with you. Don't give up in frustration though - I love to read what you've had so far. My husband thinks I hang out at the computer more than necessary too until he read some about Noah and some others - now he gets it.

Penless Thoughts said...

Amy - So good to hear from you again. Oh I won't give up! I am not a quiter, but I do get flustrated. Thanks for the encouragement.

Linda said...

Also, you could do what I did and borrow or buy a book called "HTML for Dummies." I'm not joking. It's pretty helpful. I have asked the etiquette questions before and not received many specific answers. Just keep your eyes open and you'll pick up stuff along the way. Usually when I link to people I ask first, esp. the firs time, but most of the time people like it because it builds their readership.