Blog Commenting and Social Networking Policy. Do You Have One? Here It’s Mine!

Blog Commenting and Social Networking Policy

If you’re following me for some time or if you’re new here (Hi!), you eventually know, how I move in the blogging area of doing/receiving comment as well as with my social networking via all my social sites.

For me the word blogging is synonym of social networking. I take this blog as a pure social media event, every possible week. Many bloggers have blog comment policy but I want to do a step further, therefore I’ll expose clearly which are my thoughts about commenting and receiving comments more how linked are also with social media.

It’s incredible that this post explaining my social-mind about commenting / social networking was “lost” on my archives of unfinished articles since several months. First I started with my move to WP, next my move offline (hate it! still dealing with problems) and now with several projects in parallel for this blog and online – but with few time for all together.

 

Blog Commenting and Social Networking Policy

 

Well without further ado and if it wasn’t obvious my position about blog commenting /social networking, here it’s:

 

Blogging Commenting Policy

 

1) Receiving Comments on this Blog

* This is easy – don’t spam my blog! I’ve installed GASP plugin and other tech measures to minimize automatic spam. But human spammers enter frequently, it’s impossible to stop all of them.

What do I consider spam?

* “Great post”, “thanks for sharing”, and..I don’t know you…and to worsen things, with a link to a spammy site or equivalent then.. deleting…deleting

* Commenting irrelevant comments no related to the article with a link to a spammy site, …deleting…again.

* Commenting relevant comments to the article, but they were extracted literally from other comment on other blog, in this case, as soon as I detect it, I’ll be deleting them fastly.

* If your personal name is “weight loss help”, “Web Hosting…” or “real state…” (really??) chances are very high that I’ll be deleting it, unless it’s a coherent and interesting comment. Also spam-filters will be probably sending you to spam: then put your real name always or eventually your [email protected] keywords.
Perhaps, for a good comment and if I’ve a name on your email address, I’d add it to your keywords, then the same would be like : your name @ your keywords, but it depends a lot of the type of comment and my “editor” mood on that day 😉

Example:

It’s OK – Name: [email protected] Blogging Tips
Wrong – Name: Pro Blogging Tips           (Unless, I know you a lot from other site)

* Don’t put deep-links to articles/sites in your URL field (e.g. yoursite.com/keywords.html)
It’s evident that is done for SEO purposes and I’ll edit your URL, only showing site.com. You have also the Commentluv extra field, below in the comment area, to show your latest posts (I’m not requiring registering to show them, so you can show till 10 post of the same!)

* Putting links as signature at the end of the comment isn’t necessary; you’ve the URL-field for that purpose. If it’s an external link, it’d be completely relevant to the topic in question, if not, eventually I can edit the comment and delete this extra link.

* I suggest associating your email address with Gravatar and it’s much better to have a picture or avatar, instead of a faceless standard blue logo. They are only seconds to set up!

Feel free to comment about the articles what you want, liking or not, but in case you disagree with me, be polite and constructive – this is the best way to proceed in any case. We are all humans and we can have different opinions about everything. Like food, there tastes for all 🙂

 

Grey Area – Getting Borderline Comments

As always in life, not all is black or white, there are greys. The same apply to comments received, that deserve a special attention: the borderline comments. As my traffic has increased 3 times or more after my transition from Blogger to WordPress, the same affects to spam also 🙁
Although I’ve spam-filters, a handful of spams still are getting through and like most of you, my time is becoming less and less to explore deeply to each comment.

For instance: recently, I’ve been receiving legitimate comments, with proper names and links to not “bad” sites. But, after some minutes I start receiving also more legitimate comments, but now the same person changed from name @ keyword 1, now to name @ keyword 2. In an hour I receive perhaps 7- 10 comments all with same name, but different @ keywords. It’s obvious he’s manipulating the links on my blog only for SEO – come on people! After a few cases like that, the result is banning these persons or labeling as spammers permanently!

As I track my real-time stats, the situation get worst when I see tools fetching my site after several hours/days to see if the spammy-link posted were accepted or not.

My blog is partially do-follow + keywordluv enabled, and to fight those evident spammers, I’ve installed the nofollow free plugin that only allow do-follow links, after 5 legitimate comments. I bet that those borderline comments in cascade are motivated to reach the minimum number to be do-follow links. I tell to those persons / spammers that I’ll put again nofollow in that cases and probably that spammer will be banned, directly.

UPDATE 16 September 2011: Apart of the link you obtain on the URL, you’ve an extra link in the CommentLuv field.

My blog is now CommentLuv Premium plugin enabled.
With this great 8-1 multi-plugin, I can control spam, trackbacks, twitterlinks, keywords and so forth.

Now instead of Keywordluv, is KeywordName Luv. In other words, to get the @ Keywords after your name, you must have 5 comments approved. In that way, I can reward to my real readers and to refuse one-comment-spammers just for link-keywords (they can still put a valid comment, but not with @ keywords, till they reach 3 comments)
After @, the maximum number of keywords allowed are 3.

 

2) Commenting on other Blogs

I don’t comment on every post I read and also I don’t comment back all the time, even you commented on mine.
Reasons?

* Lack of time!

*  Your last post was already commented a lot and I don’t know what to add. To put just a “great post” I prefer to not comment at all.

* Or your last post is about a theme I’m not interested in or I don’t know anything about it.

* On a specific post, the comments done before are almost “long posts”. As my writing in English isn’t fast I’d wish (my native language is Spanish) and to spend tens of minutes writing it, I prefer to read then, go on.

* If you publish everyday or very frequently, I can’t even visit you or may be I do read and move – time is evil!

* If an article worth commenting even if it’s a new blogger or A- blogger, perhaps I can comment depending of my time at that moment. It’s impossible to be commenting everywhere all the time 🙂

* If I comment on your blog someday and you can comment back on my blog is great, but I know is not always possible.
Top bloggers independently of the niche, don’t comment back – but for “normal” bloggers, yes they should comment from time to time – like my case and avoiding these social networking fails.

I apply the Karma blogging law (I believe in the karma law offline and online, in blogging as well). What does it means?

* If I don’t receive a comment from you in several weeks but – I see you commenting on other blogs on that period – perhaps I’ll read your recent posts but I’ll not comment. If I see some “sign of life” respect to my person or to my blog e.g. sharing my posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, StumbleUpon or voting on other social sites, I’ll visit you when I can, or share some of your posts in my social sites.

On the contrary, if you disappear completely of my blogging-stream and, I repeat sorry!, I see you interacting like commenting, voting or sharing on other bloggers on that term, then since that moment, probably, I’ll begin to ignore you utterly in terms of commenting.

Why I’d comment, if you don’t comment in mine, don’t share any of my posts and don’t vote on some of the popular social bookmaking sites – you’re ignoring me, so don’t expect other reaction from me.
I know it’s hard, but I want being honest and clear about the situation.

As you notice, in my mind commenting is linked with social networking.

I’ve experienced many times this position and, more social I’m – and my blog is evolving on that direction, less tolerant I’m with bloggers doing it. If I’m a piece of “transparent glass” for you, hence you’re also “transparent” for me.

Is it possible reverting that situation? Surely! If you reappear in my blogging-stream again, I’ll change accordingly.

I reiterate, on top blogs is evident that those bloggers don’t comment back or re-share on his/her social channels your posts frequently, because it’s near impossible having thousands comments per week. But this situation doesn’t apply to more “normal” bloggers and feedback between bloggers should be normal currency.

Feedback can be also no commenting here, but linking outside from your blog to some of my posts, therefore I’d receive a notification via pingback. Be aware, that not always I receive a pingback from your post, I don’t know the motive.

Interact with me and I’ll try the same when it’s possible 🙂

 

3) Replying on My Own blog

I’ll try replying to most of my fresh and new own posts as soon as I can. After many days, I’ll just read the comments – yes of course – I do read every single comment done here!

On older posts if the commenter asks a question, doubt or similar I can reply too, but in several cases I can send, directly, an email if it’s important.

Guest bloggers must reply to all the comments done on their own posts published here, after few days,..not all have done..mission not accomplished…but I’m encouraging to interact with people. This is a social blog, so be social 🙂

I’ve changed my guest post guidelines to request guest posters to reply comments of their own posts.
Off topic for guest bloggers: I’ve increased my minimum of words and don’t bother to send me an article, for free, if you are not a blogger. I cannot go on rejecting and sending several emails per week due to crappy articles or because they have links to commercial sites, not blogs.

 

Social Networking Policy

* Twitter – if we, both, were following each other ….and you un-follow me, I’ll un-follow back. Probably, I’ll delete you also of my twitter-lists.

From time to time, for this task I check, manually, my “un-follows” with Friendorfollow.com
If you begin to tweet crap, just offers or sent me several DMs with offers…..I’ll be un-following you! It’s necessary to manage my time online wisely.

Specifically for Twitter, I’ve few semi-automated shares from people I trust on their posts and I control them periodically to see their quality. In case I see posts are becoming of low quality, I’ll delete it from some of the Twitter tools I use, like Dlvr, TwitterFeed, Triberr, or not sharing, directly via e.g. Buffer.

* Facebook – if you “un-friended” me – I’ll take notice for future reactions on my part.
I use this application Who.deleted.me who alerts me if this happened. Recently I’ve disabled when I receive many emails per week, but oftentimes I enable it when I’m in this mood.

Situations that happen frequently, in social sites – if you:

Ask just for votes and you never vote mine, I’ll ignore you at first stage and if this situation continues, I’ll un-friend or un-follow you (The name depends of the specific site)

– Overflowing: e.g. on Stumbleupon if I communicated to you to not sharing with me more than 1 or 2 per week (I can have tens in few hours!) and you insist, sorry buddy, but you’re too noisy (and abusing of my time)…you’ll be deleted of my stream. Check out more in deep my post about StumbleUpon tips and tricks.

I reply you some of your questions, @replies, DMs, internal messages and you don’t bother to reply back, or worst ignore me often- sorry but again you’re gone!

Freshly on Google Plus and more with my #FollowFriday Google Plus post, I started to see people who follow you and immediately un-follow you (by the moment this can be done purely by hand) so for this twisted minds, I’ll un-follow you too as soon as I notice.

I don’t follow you if you share exclusively your own links or you share bullshit. I respect your decisions on what you share, but my streams and time is mine 😉

The same criteria apply to other social communities I’m involved semi-frequently with, namely BlogEngage, Blokube, WPJunkies, SERPd, Foodbuzz, Bloggers, etc.

Don’t expect that I’ll share / vote up a post from you, if it doesn’t deserve it for its quality, no matter if I know you or not.
I tend to vote or share independently if I know the person who has written it or not, more if they are excellent posts in my weekly-limited-time online.
But in case I follow you on my RSS readers or social streams, possibly I’ll give you more ups on my social channels 🙂

 

Networking By Email

* If you pitch me by email to put a link to your newest article on my posts and I don’t know you, at first stage I’ll suggest you to comment on my blog with Commentluv enabled (in that way your article will show for all the people). Other possibility is to write a guest post for my blog, but if you continue sending these types of emails just for the link, I’ll delete them directly.

* I’ve said before on point (3) but I must stress, if you try to be a guest writer on my blog, don’t send me low quality articles (bland, not formatted, not internal links, not the minimum of words – worst copied from somewhere).
If you send me an article that is pointing out to a commercial site, sorry I’ll treat you as a sponsor and not as a guest blogger.

* Out of the blue, you subscribed me to your newsletter (without any permission from my part!) – and I don’t know you – well.. I’ll mark you as spam and your IP will be black-listed in several servers. From now on, your newsletter will be spam – think twice before do it!
(I never click in unsubscribe-links coming from spammers, because overall it’s a form to confirm the address for sending more spam)
If I know you, may be I’ll require to change of email address or to delete it from your mailing list (this is always a good idea to have specific emails just for newsletters, different of your principal emails)

* You send me press releases and you try that I share them with my readers, it depends a lot of their quality and compatibility with my topics.

* You sent an email with BCC, granted – I’ll delete it.

* You sent emails to me but with CC showing alllllll other emails in it, you don’t understand anything, …again deleted!

* You sent me an email offering your SEO services…no doubt, delete it and marked as spam right away.

* Don’t send me an email saying I like your blog http://www.sweetsfoods.com/ and after reading inside it’s evident that you don’t know my name!, or my posts or my topics. If you want I’ve an about me page for more information before connecting with me.

* You’re welcome to send me offers to share with my readers and followers like giveaways, review of your info-products, software or physical products, but they must be related to my blog topics: blogging – social media and food connections.

 

Why am I doing all these precisions?

Because time is gold. Time is completely democratic: all have 24 hours a day no matter gender, social position, age, etc so the trick is to manage this gem wisely, during days and weeks …..and more in the relationship with other bloggers.

On my long-term blogging strategy, I’m doing several new tasks, apart from writing and networking, hence my time is scarce, and these are the online reasons why is happening (I’ll take some time, but I’m working on that):

Coming up in the – blogging – social media field with a foodie touch….

# Newsletter
# Podcasts
# More Product Reviews
# Slides – Presentations
# Videos

#Out of this blog, working in my own Mini-Niches

And to spicy up in the middle, increasing my guest posts on other blogs and to be more active on new social sites (failing on those points by the moment, but I’ve pending in my calendar)

As you see, there’s a lot of work to do and I expect ending most of them satisfactorily, according to this successful blogging recipe.
Of course, I can’t forget the other “offline life” with family, friends, work and healthy workout habits all necessary to have certain equilibrium 😉

 

I know it was a long post! If you read it till here, thanks so much – You’re a Champion 🙂
If You Skimmed it, you’re Awesome too – hope you found something interesting!

You know, it isn’t easy to reduce in few words, the most common of the interactions between bloggers 😉

I wish the offline relationships were honest and show clearly what you can expect from others, plus what you can give also, but the real world don’t work like that…therefore it’s possible to make the intent in the online world…

 

Questions:
Do you have blogging policies / social networking policies on your blogs?
Do you consider it necessary? Which of the points mentioned, are you doing different and why?

Tell me your experience – I’d like “listening” your mind 🙂

 

Technorati Tag: Blogging

 

Gera

Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.

Mary

I followed a link from Chef Dennis to find you and I am glad I did. I honestly hadn’t put this much thought into any of the policies and rules of blogging. I have only been blogging a few months. I’ve deleted a few random spammers and a handful of comments, but it hadn’t occurred to me that the “nice post” comments were just spam. They do annoy me a bit, because it is obvious that the individual isn’t reading my posts. What’s the point?

However, as a food blogger, I think there might be an exception to the rule. (At least I hope there is!) I often see recipes and creations that I think look amazing. Many times, isn’t a whole lot more to say beyond, That looks amazing or delicious or whatever… If I am impressed though, I do enjoy letting them know that they wowed me.

Any thoughts on that?

    Gerardo

    Hi Mary!

    Great you saw a link from Dennis! I remark, not all comments with “nice post” are spam. All it depends if you know that blogger or not. I know some bloggers that make short comments and it’s OK for me. The issue comes when this nice post is done for e.g. In a result of a giveaway or some post that it’s evident that this person didn’t read at all the text.
    Other point is when this “nice post” come with a link associated to a casino, pharmacy or a spammy site (unless you know the owner and you allow this URL to be posted)

    Yes some food bloggers tend so make short comments like “how delicious” and “wow so tempting”. I don’t have any problem with that too, unless the site that is included in the URL goes to spammy-blog, auto-blog or similar 😉

    Thanks for coming by!

Cathy Wiechert

Wow–I think I’m a blogging boor. 🙂 I blog for a hobby and though I haven’t been concerned about how many followers or comments I have (or, for that matter, the quality of my comments to others), I do like to see the comments coming on my posts. Really, I wasn’t as aware of blogging etiquette until lately–my husband has decided to launch a mortgage blog and needs my help. Unfortunately for him, just the word “mortgage” equates to spam. LOL I will bookmark this post, so we both can check back. Thanks!

    Gerardo

    Cathy no matter if you blog for hobby or other goal you can have, blogging is a dialogue not a monologue so comments are welcomed, but not when are spammy ones. I’ve seen many bloggers that started as hobby and as time goes by their blog grow up exponentially changing their goals.

    As you’ve noticed, the mortgage blog of your husband will be targeted, unfortunately, for spammers – this keyword is very appreciated for them, so you’ll need to cut off spam effectively 🙂

    Thanks for coming by!

Gerardo

Veronica yes you can black list an IP for example via CPanel on your host or using some WP plugins or on CloudFlare if you’re using it. Anyway I recommend to give several days to see if the IP is the same coming over and over, because if it’s IP dynamic blocking it, is pointless.

Online is easier to copy, you can use Copyscape to watch your posts, install Tynt to generate automatic links when someone copy some of your text, etc – anyway always will be problems with autoblogs and content scrapers, as you said you must deal with that and try to not worry.
But spammers suck our time, hence we must fight them whenever is possible.

Many thanks for the buzz and comment!

Brian D. Hawkins

Hi, I found you through StumbleUpon. That’s a pretty detailed list. I spent a lot of time this weekend putting my comment policy together and I’m pretty happy with it but I didn’t even think about creating a social networking policy. If I end up writing one I might add it to the bottom of my comment policy like you did, that seems to work fine.

I like the way you include advice into your guideline. I added tips into mine because it fits better for my blog but the same idea. Very nice, I’ll be sure to follow the policies.

BTW, I’m just curious why you don’t like deep links to things like specific blog posts? I rarely do that unless I have something on my blog that very closely relates to the post I’m commenting on but I have seen other bloggers recommend that practice. The idea, for me anyway, is it benefits both of us equally. If I’m commenting on a car repair blog, isn’t it better to use my one and only car post rather than using my main URL about blogging tips? Not only for SEO (relevant linking) but for other readers that might follow that link. I’m just wondering where the harm is or why it might seem shady or something.

    Gerardo

    Brian great you find me on StumbleUpon, excellent social channel! Perhaps is better to have a global comment policy blog / social networking to be clear about those points. Thanks for your kind words.

    When I talk about deep links is related to the field URL (name, email, URL of the website). The URL of the website is target for spammers that not only don’t put their names on name (just keywords), if not they put in URL links to specific pages they are targeting for SEO. In that case, it’s evident that those links are just for backlinks.
    Anyway, I understand your point and in that case it’d be OK and the example of your “unique car post” is better and related to the car blog than a generic URL to the main address.

    As I explained in the post, there are a lot of “grey areas” in comments and each case is different. I allowed a lot of bloggers that I trust and comment here, to put deep links. The theme is for that spammers that put those deep links, with spammy comments and this isn’t good.

    On the other side, putting deep links in general will trigger, in most of the cases, spam filters because it’s a typical behavior of spammers and once a comment enters in a spam folder, for several bloggers, this comment will not see the “sun” again, because they could be deleted automatically or by accident when cleaning in hundreds of spam comments.
    I’ve also Commentluv that allow to select 10 post to an extra link and may be the person can chose a relevant post to show apart of the standard URL.

    Thanks a lot for your insights!

Gerardo

Aashish I don’t block immediately. I block someone when I receive spammy comments from the same IP address after many days and several spammy entries. Before that, I check in Spam forums if that IP is already labelled as spam. On the other side, I check also the email address and URL in spam forums as a double reconfirmation, if some of this data is reconfirmed then it’s spam.

I agree with you perhaps that IP is a cybercafe and they don’t know about that person, but if everywhere is saying that this IP is spam, sorry but my time is gold and I don’t want to be checking through spammy comments all day.

Thanks for your comment!

Ana

WOW! That is one long list – LOL!

On a serious note, that is pretty much what I do too.

I always responded to all the comments I received – to some simply “you’re welcome” or “thank you” as the comments had no substance to them and that’s really all I could say.

When I receive essays, I take longer to respond, depending on which “editor’s hat” I am wearing on that particular day.

I enjoyed reading your post as we have a lot of the same views. 🙂

    Gerardo

    I know Ana, this long, so many options about social and blog commenting in my mind.

    In my case when I receive essays I also take some time to read and answer perhaps in few days. In your case with nearly daily posts, I think this can be a little more time-consuming.

    Great to see that our minds think alike! Thanks for your visit and keep rocking with your traffic 🙂

Gerardo

Liz this post is necessary to be read twice haha!

I understand about commenting back but as soon as you see an increase on your social tasks not only commenting, sharing, liking, etc your time will be less, and those “backs” should be filtered and with a good selection. This is my experience about it 🙂

Thanks for coming by!

Murray

I really like to see things like this because it seems that a lot of bloggers let anything go on blogs and that hurts in the long run because it makes other commentors begin to get lazy because they see that others are just getting by without saying much.

I never understood why someone wouldn’t want to make a great impression with a blog comment – it’s much more than a link. You expose yourself to a community and you never know when someone may stumble across your comment which could turn into some kind of sale or community member joining your ranks.

Make every action count. Ya know?

    Gerardo

    I’m with you Murray! Commenting is more than just links and words, is social networking. You never know what type of relationship you can get with the other person.

    The problem is with spammers that comment only for links and keywords and this fact detracts all the point.

    For sure every action count, more online that everything is arguably saved somewhere 🙂

    Thanks for coming by!

Gerardo

Susan thanks! but I don’t think so, because spammers don’t bother to read comment policies, they have a calendar and time to accomplish with their tasks to get paid.

Gerardo

You’re right Barry! Spammers don’t read, at all, comment polices they need to put their spam as quick as possible and to move on. Anyway, I need to put it online for the rest of the people.

Taking a look of the URL posted by the commenter is a good measure. If the URL links to a site with pure ads or similar, surely this comment will not pass.

Thanks for coming by!

Naser

I also have my blogs commenting and privacy policy. I think it is must to inform users and warn to spammers.

    Gerardo

    I know I’ve read it and it’s a good one! The policy is to notify people when are to put a comment, which are the rules here. But having said that, spammers don’t care that and still put their spammy comment 😉

    Thanks for coming by Naser!

Gerardo

Thanks Velli! I think that all bloggers really don’t like having irrelevant spammy comments, but unlucky, they will be still entering.

Ted

Your comment policy is pretty straight forward and it doesn’t look like you let much spam get through. So, I think your system is effective.

I see that you have information, about your strict no keywords policy, posted right next to the comment field that visitors see. But, I wonder how many people actually read that? I think most of the spammers and hardcore comment droppers don’t look for those policies at all.

They are going to see Keywordluv mentioned and skip the rest.

    Gerardo

    Ted although my policy is clear, several spammers don’t bother to read it 😉

    I allow keywords on name in comments, but not only as name.

    In other words:

    Name: My Name @ Keywords is OK
    Name: Keyword1 + Keyword2 Nope. (Unless, I know you a lot from other site)

    Is it so much to ask for a real name on “name” and not only keywords? Most of spammers fail on that point.

Grant

I agree leaving comments without a avatar can look a little impersonal. Also is using tags like event photographer seen as an acceptable thing to do ( I hope so I have just done it) or is it seen as too pushy?

    Gerardo

    Hi Grant,
    It’s much better to have an avatar but it’s not essential. Also it’s OK to put something in bold if it’s necessary and it is related to the post, but not always 😉
    Thanks for your comment!

      Grant

      Its an interesting point about avatars as have you noticed how important they are on Twitter or Facebook. The reason I say this as when someone changes their avatar it can really seem odd. You get used to seeing tweets with a certain image connected with them. Sure their is something disturbing when the portrait changes.

AstroGremlin

I haven’t really worked out a formal policy on how to deal with spammy comments, but like you, I look for some indication that they read the post. I’ve started commenting more myself, but I’m looking for content that’s actually interesting and educational. It gets pretty boring otherwise, and pretty difficult to come up with something meaningful to say. I guess you could say I currently have an “organic” approach. But your post really made me think and that’s what I call interesting!

    Gerardo

    I try to read also content that is educational and improve skills.

    Thanks and great if this post is helpful 🙂

Erica

Thanks for all you amazing posts,Gera!I learn something new every time I come here!I used to get spam every day and now I change my comment form and it is better!

nancy

You said here that you will unfollow those who are not actually following you now. Can you share with me means how can we check who are not following us but we are following those?

Herbert

Quote on using avatar: Avatar signifies who you are, having an avatar will let blog owners that you are into it, avatar is a form of identity so not having an avatar is a bit odd

Lorraine

I’ve never really had a blogging policy but the only reason why I wouldn’t have left a comment on someone’s blog is of course lack of time. I try and respond to every comment by visiting the site. However I don’t expect other people to and that’s just the way I do it 🙂

    Gerardo

    Lack of time is the biggest culprit in terms of being commenting more often too.

    Returning comments when it’s possible and if the post is interesting is a good method 🙂

Begoña

En primer lugar, siguiendo tu teoría de “la reciprocidad”, no sé si debería hacer comentario o no hacerle… Ha sido una grata sorpresa, comprobar la temática de tu blog y tras leer algunos de tus artículos…me apetece mucho decirte que desde la primera línea no he podido dejar de leer, perdiéndome en el camino por tus muchos enlaces que me hacían ir de un lado para otro, descubriendo otras opiniones tuyas igualmente interesantes. Por cierto…¡si he leido todo el artículo, hasta el final!… y encima…¡en inglés!, lo que me ha llevado algo de tiempo para releer bien y no perder ningún detalle.
Bueno, solidarizándome con tus teorías: no espero ninguna visita reciproca o comentario en mi blog… puedes borrar este comentario después de leerle… y otra cosa… ¡No estoy ni en twitter ni facebook!por lo que no habrá problema con los UNLIKE you, UNLIKE me ;-).
Volveré otro día porque me falta mucho por leer todavía.
Saludos,
Begoña

    Gerardo

    Begoña no es solo mi teoria, es algo mas general, no solo aplicable a blogging. Gracias que te guste.
    I write in English all my posts, but my language is Spanish 🙂

    No veo porque tenga que borrar el comentario. Yo solo borro spam y nada mas 😉

    I think it’s a good idea that you’d enter to the realm of social media. Today blogging without a bit of Twitter or Facebook is very hard 🙂

    Gracias por tu comentario! Thanks for stopping by!

Gerardo

Davette it doesn’t matter the size of the blog, it’s important to control comments and avoid spammers for benefits of the readers and search engines. That plugin is useful for that purpose among other stuff it has.

Welcome to my blog!

Amit

You have very good policies, it’s very important to have and respect policies, especially your own policies, there are a lot of bloggers that don’t respect their own policies, or worse – they don’t have such things and when there aren’t rules, there’s nothing good.

Do you have blogging policies / social networking policies on your blogs?

– I had almost the same policies as you do when I had my blog, a long time ago.

Do you consider it necessary? Which of the points mentioned, are you doing different and why?

– Nothing different, just less rules.

    Gerardo

    Amit, I think that having clear policies is a good measure for all the parts.
    Necessary, I don’t know it depends of every person, in my case yes it’s necessary to specify my thoughts about commenting and social networking. Good weekend!

Larry J

Thanks for informing us about your blog commenting policy. After I read the policy it made me think that I should install a policy like yours. I can see that it would be very helpful in fighting the high rate of spam comments on my blog. I also like your point of providing a picture using Gravatar because it let the blog owner and others know who is commenting.

alam

Amit, I think that having clear policies is a good measure for all the parts.
Necessary, I don’t know it depends of every person, in my case yes it’s necessary to specify my thoughts about commenting and social networking. Good weekend!

Salma

I am very impressed with your blogging policy that I wanted to do it with my blogs.I’ve been searching for the best policies ever.

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