Hello everyone! Thanks to a comment someone made recently, it got me to thinking about proper etiquette for blogging. I know in the real world, common decency and politeness is getting hard to find these days. I would like to think we can still find it in the blogging world?
I admit, I am new to blogging, technically a couple of years. I made a few mistakes along the way. Also, my grammar is a bit rusty, been 30 years since I did any writing. But, I like to think my grammar is not that bad, I catch mistakes in books I read and such. One of the reasons why I took up blogging, was to get practice with my writing skills, hoping to be a content marketer or copywriter someday. You are never too old to start over.
Anyhow, my last blog had a comment that has me scratching my head. They just wrote down one word. No explanation or anything? I assume they were trying to correct me, but I looked at my sentence, and in my context the word I had is right. I have no idea who this person is, what their qualifications are or why they thought it was ok to just write one word. Seems rather rude.
My advice, if you are going to be a grammar nazi and correct someone’s “mistake” you should explain who you are and why you think it is a mistake. Especially, if someone is blogging without pay.
I know someone told me that I should be thankful someone commented. But, I think it should be the quality not the quantity of comments. One word is not quality to me.
My questions for all of you….
Do you have the nerve to tell someone they made a mistake, usually I chicken out.
How do you handle it if someone tries to fix yours, without much of an explanation? Is there a proper way of doing this?
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments please. Thanks bunches!
PS…teaching yourself how to blog is a great way to cure boredom! Lots to learn, and the library (Libby app) is a great place to get info for it too.
Peace and luv, Renee