F= Fair Play
The letter F for Fair Play is today’s A-Z Challenge .
Fair play means having a respect for the rules or equal treatment of all concerned.
From an early age, many of us had it drummed into our heads that we should treat others how we wished to be treated.
Playing fair is learning the rules and putting them into practice.
Yes, there are rules to blogging on your website.
This is what I’ve learned over the past year from an amazing Web of Writing Bloggers about Editors about playing fair.
- Be courteous. If you stop by, say hi. Don’t just you walk by and peek in the windows. Step up, knock and say hello.
- Respond to comments. It’s the same as receiving mail. Don’t leave it unanswered.
- Abide by copyright laws. Not sure don’t copy. Err on the side of caution.
- Don’t Spam. No one enjoys getting tons of emails that shout, “Buy, buy, buy.”
- Don’t post rude comments. Remember, you can always find something nice to say. After all you’re a writer.
- Delete rude comments that show up on your blog. It’s your blog, the content is at your discretion.
- If you read it, share it. Even if the post wasn’t your cup of tea, other people may find it delightful.
- Blog awards are lovely, but not all websites accept these awards. They are time-consuming. Check before you submit a writer for one of the many blog awards out there.
- Don’t put your followers or readers on the spot. It’s okay to ask for volunteers, beta readers and reviews but ask in a broad request post.
- Quote someone? Give them the credit and a link back.
Bottom line, remember your manners.
Do you have any tips about good etiquette on blogging?
What do you think? Does the anonymity of the internet give us a license to be rude?
Talk to me, the lights on and comments are now open.
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