I will state up front that I don't get the Twilight obsession, I've read and re-read trying to see what I've missed but I just keep coming up empty. Edward is more than a little controlling and pale and stringy should apply to mozarella not men and Jacob just makes me feel dirty, like an ageing flasher hanging outside a primary school. So it probably wasn't a good idea for my girlfriends' to drag me along to the screening of New Moon. Apparently it's not meant to be a comedy, go figure, because I found it pretty amusing, although judging from the filthies I received each time I giggled my SOH clearly wasn't appreciated.
Anyway back on to the garden path. Being a blog virgin I'm not switched to Blog Ettiquette. As I've been meandering through Blog Central I've found Blogs that challenged, educated or amused me and I've exercised my right to
Thanks mainly to the outstanding PR skills of Mrs Woog (can I just say that I do have a little crush) I appear to have attracted some delightful followers of my own and this is where my question of blog ettiquette comes into play. What is the accepted when it comes to following, is there an unwritten expectation that you follow your followers and in effect become a giant daisy chain? What about comments? Are you expected to comment religiously or is it acceptable to comment when you actually have something to say?
As I've already posted I am more than a tad shy so posting a link to my blog when I comment is about as likely to happen as me having rampant afternoon sex with David Beckham.
I have noticed a few comments where there is a link to that individuals' blog. Personally it isn't something I could do, but hey different strokes, so how do you feel about blatant self promotion in the comments section of your blog? Are you going to read their blog or are you going to avoid it on principle?
Which brings me to my next question, is blogging a giant popularity contest? Does size matter? If you have a small or non existent following should you hang your head in shame or do you just embrace the obviously discerning readership you've garnered and revel in your exclusivity?
So experienced bloggers tell me the dos and don'ts. What would you tell all newbie bloggers starting out?