Blogging is a great experience, isn't it? We get to express ourselves and connect with others in our area of interest. I've tapped into a wealth of knowledge and discovered fabulous links through writing posts and following blogs. The biggest plus, though, is the terrific people I've met. I've gained critique partners, and more importantly, treasured friends.
In addition to the general blog experience, I've been thinking about my blog following policy. When I gain a new follower, I usually follow their blog too - if they have one and I can locate it. There are a few exceptions:
- If I cannot embrace the content, such as something I find offensive or contrary to my convictions.
- If the blog is written in another language. I am only fluent in English; I know just enough French and Spanish to be dangerous. :) I've tried the translating feature but the results (for the ones I've tried) were, shall we say, rather interesting.
While we're on the topic, Jody Hedlund shares her insight in this post, How Important Are Blog Followers? Jody discusses making connections and measuring worthy content through followers. Does she think the amount of followers a blog has indicates success? Hop over and see!
This is completely off topic but wanted to share...
Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents' blog offers great info for writers and is featuring a few book giveaways this week. One deadline I spotted was October 22, so if you're interested, scoot over soon. I was thrilled to learn I won a copy of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents. Click here for more details.
What is your blog following policy? Do you reciprocate when someone follows your blog?
Have a great weekend,
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