I’m not known for my politeness, I’m really not, this particular post (note it’s VERY rude) upset a fair few people.

I need some help and advice from you guys because I’m not always entirely sure of blogging etiquette sometimes, and I don’t  actually try to actively upset people.

So, my question is – If you’ve read something on a blog, where the writer is being very precious, and seemingly complaining just for the sake of doing so, do you challenge them in the comments, or let it slide and move on?

My quandry is worsened by the fact that the comments on said post are filled with lots of ‘Oh no hun’ and ‘That’s disgusting!’ type comments in support, which makes me feel I shouldn’t challenge them.

What would you do?

10 thoughts on “Blogging Etiquette – Help me please!

  1. Joanne Mallon says:

    oo, that’s a really tough one and something I have wondered about. Sometimes I have left comments offering a different point of view, because I thought the blogger was up for a debate, and it hasn’t gone down well at all. Often people who seem quite robust in their blog persona are really very fragile underneath and can take it quite to heart if you challenge their views. So now I am much more likely to let it slide rather than challenge too much.

  2. Sonia Porter says:

    Your blog is your view, that’s the end of it.

    If you don’t want to offend, you add things like “…it’s only my view, but…” or “…obviously others may have different opinions…” or some such shit (like I do as I’m not very offensive!) but when it comes down to it, this is YOUR view. you’re not being paid by anyone to be unbiased, and if they want a debate, you’re up for it, I’m sure!

    As for the subject matter – I think you seem to have an inordinate number of nobs in your timeline to be honest. You’re hanging with the wrong peeps!

  3. Me , The Man & The Baby says:

    Give them two fingers?

    Your blog.. You write whatever you want to write. Of course it depends of the type of blog and what you want from it.. if you want reviews and shit then it’s probably not a good idea to use that very word in blog posts or even post naked pictures on your blog. Not like you do that.. *goes back through archives to check*

  4. Elaine Livingstone says:

    I may add a commentor two, making sure those comments are not personal or derogatory and try to keep it light hearted and friendly. If I could not do that ( and Im not good with words and sometimes it all comes out wrong an I read it back and appear to be a heartless cow) then I would ignore it. Sometimes we publish pots to get things off our chest not always cos we want people to read it or reply to it.

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