I’ve been meaning to let this out, and I found the timing. The Daily WordPress Post shared a very helpful blogging comment-discussion guidelines, or etiquette if you will. I think bloggers really need to peruse on it.
1.) Returning the favor. I know it “sounds” awfully twisted to respond to a blog just because it responded to yours. But what blog would you rather go back to? The one who responds back or the one who keeps shutting you out and is being a snob? There are tons of blogs out there, great blogs. It’s not hard to crack the code of making a decent blog post. The thing that will separate all these great blogs are relationships and making a connection. Don’t be such an egoistic oh-I-have-a-great-blog elitist. Who doesn’t? The link advises you not to just post an entry. It does not stop there.
2.) If you are going to reply, write something with substance; or at least, make an effort to do so. One-liner is better than “Thank you for liking my post…”.
3.) I’m sorry. I have a good number of visitors, likers, commentators and followers. I always, always try my best, but I just can’t attend to all of it. I also visit and follow a ton of blogs out there. I’m very sorry to say this. I’ve done it. I had un-follow a chunk-load of blogs in two occasions. It’s just too much for me to handle. There’s a lot more newcomers to my blog. I gotta make room for them too. I’m just one man with ten fingers just like everyone else.
And if you followed my blog and later felt like you don’t belong here, with mutual respects, please do un-follow as well.
4.) I am no expert. So don’t even listen to me. Just head to that link. I said my peace so I will stop here. I have no position on making these statements anyway because I’m a horrible follower myself. Plus, I hate advices…. Do what you want.
I know a blogger who have spoken his mind about this. Russel Ray once posted something similar and was successful on keeping genuine relationships. I wish to do just that.
I apologize for great bloggers whose blogs I haven’t visited. I’ve been busy lately. My Weekly Photo Challenge is way behind. My post schedule is cut down to twice a week. I plan to catch up with my blog and to the blogs I follow.
I would like to address some of my blog recognitions and accomplishments that really puts a smile on face from ear to ear, fattens my heart and pushes me violently to keep me going.
The Soloist posted a linkage post where he annotated that I inspired him to go out to his area and take pictures. His testimonial means so much for my blog. This is not just a recognition but a clear-cut accomplishment. I was very, very flattered. Here is his awesome attempt to capture Minneapolis.
Mezza of melonpopzdropz was so thoughtful to remember me when she submitted her entry on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary. She dedicated a picture for me as she assured that I would like it. I didn’t. I admired the sweet gesture and appreciate it so much more than any living things and wandering ghosts could ever imagine.
A Gracious Life compiled a list of great blogs she follows On The Reasons I Read Blogs. I’m greatly honored to be one of them. She really hand-picked the blogs she follows so that’s extra flaterring. This really solidifies all the blog recognitions and accomplishments I had last month.
I’ve been Freshly Pressed. I had a post that was used as a traveling advertising tool. I’ve been visited by the company of something I post about. I’ve been asked to have my pictures printed to put as a display. I’ve collected many tagged nominations. While these are great accomplishents I’m happy to receive…
These truly are blogging moments that matter most – when you inspire and get inspired, when you relate yourself to a post or when you see something that is out of reach, when you make a connection and acknowledgement.
Blogging is way-better-than-Facebook social networking medium. I get to meet a ton of personalities and characters, with all kinds of professions, from different parts of the world. Thank you for all the visits, likes, comments and views. Short or continuous, it’s nice meeting you all.
The Ligo Circle of Appreciation is something new and unique. It claims not to be an award but an appreciation.
Marsha Lee was kind enough to pass it on to me together with great blogs I happen to highly recognize as well.
One of the requirements is to finish this phrase – A great blog is. Please refer to #1 on top.
Another requirements upon receiving the award…
For duration of 22 days, starting on 1st October 2012, we will be inviting
2 bloggers per day
to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation.
… is tormenting yourself, picking blogs which just gives you a dilemma of favoring one from others. Just awful.
My TWO Bloggers are…
Gilly Gee of Lucid Gypsy – Wordless Wednesday
Angelia Sims of Living, Loving, Laughing, Snapping – Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary
LuAnn of Paint Your Landscape – Sparkling Sapphire Gem – Crater Lake National Park
Marianne of East of Malaga – Cheeky Monkey – Now you see him, Now you don’t
Jo Bryantz of Chronicle of Illusions – Sunday Post: People
happysherlock of bullfrogs symposium – Celebrating Tradition
themofman of Modes of Flight – The Unrepentant Flâneur’s Guide to Street Photography Part 7
Rona Black Photography – Lines and Light
The Island Traveler of this man’s journey – Weekly Image of Life: Love and Family
Madhu of The Urge To Wonder – The Barrio of Kitsch
Being Arindam – Just trying to be the Change I want to see in the world
The above is list of Featured Bloggers and Blogs and their post-featured posts (in exception with Marianne’s) justifying the many reasons why I featured them in the first place.
Adinparadise, Amy and Russel Ray have been tagged by Marsha Lee already.
Sorry, I fell down the stairs and suddenly forgot how to count.
No picture? That would be outrageous. An earthquake made by a butterfly has to happen first before I post something without a picture.
By the way, Marsha Lee has been having problems. Her comments always go to spam. I do advise every blogger to check their spam comments to see if there’s false positives or hams.
I also want to reiterate that if you haven’t put your webpage link to your gravatar, I highly recommend you to do so. It helps for you to gain followers and connect with your viewers.
I’ve been asked what camera I use plenty of times before. I have Canon T2i and Sony Cybershot. I have four lenses for my Canon – a macro, telephoto lens, wide angle and the one that comes with it when I bought it.