Today I was supposed to have a guest blogger. However, this person has vanished into thin air. So decided today's post would be the perfect opportunity for some bloggy discussions!
First off, what do you think about people who fail to send you a scheduled post? Have you ever done it to anyone else? Yes, sometimes we flake, but I don't believe I've ever missed sending an article, interview, or book info to any blogger. I have a notebook that holds all of my 'appearances' - those in the real world and virtual, plus a list of those appearing on my blog. I enjoy featuring others, as they bring a wealth of knowledge, variety, and new books and websites to my followers.
Now on to spamming issues and what we each do about the problem. I do not use a catch-phrase word, but I do moderate comments over seven days old. I catch most of the spammers in that manner, but one slips through now and then. That's when I hit that cute little garbage can and say yes, delete permanently! There's been quite a few spammers lately, so I certainly understand my fellow bloggers turning to the catch-phrase. Blog owner approval of comments is an option if you stay on top of comments. However, what drives me nuts is the combination. Really, that is double overkill! It sends a message of paranoia - or control freak, your pick. What do you guys think about the double-whammy? Is it just me?
What about those bloggers who never comment back? And I don't mean a book blogger with 1000 followers who can only comment back once in a while. (Dear Lord, those people are busy!) I mean the bloggers who have a handful of followers, almost no comments, and they never comment on your blog?
Now, after all that, what are some of the nice, normal behavoirs of bloggers? What keeps you going back to a site? What prompts you to follow someone? Do you try to include regulars in your blogroll?
The Spunky wants to know the good, the bad, and the awesome!
And visit Tossing it Out for more on this bloggy situation!
And just to end this post on a good note, here's a photo of our winter wonderland this past weekend: