QUESTION # 1. If someone asks you a question in their comment
should you Answer on Your Blog or go to Theirs?
FRANKIE Says: I have done this BOTH ways...PLUS at times, I even
answer in BOTH PLACES. If it is something that I think Most of my
readers would like to have answered, I do it on MY blog. If the
answer ONLY applies to that reader... I go to their blog...(IF they
have one). If it something that I think is VERY impawtant to
answer... I do it in BOTH locations.
I do think that it is the Reader/commentor/questioner's
responsibility to LOOK back at my blog and get the answer... BUTT I
also know How very much busy many are, so as a courtesy, I USUALLY try
to go to the questioner's blog to answer.
PUDDLES Says:I Puddles, goes to the commentors blog to respond cuz
it’s easier on both and most times furiends don’t haves da time to go
back to check to sees if their question has been responded too. But,
if it is a question alot are asking…leave a comment on your own post
and then go to da other blogs…copy and paste it.
But if it is a commentor withs NO blog then you should respond on your post.
QUESTION #2. If we mention someone's blog in a post, do we HAVE to
provide a link to them?
FRANKIE Says: It would be NICE to always have the TIME to do that.
We don't always have that Luxury. And TIME is a Luxury for MANY of
us. I would say that any reader that WANTS to find his/her way to a
blog that you mention WILL FIND A WAY TO DO SO. I would rather take
some responsibility for reading blogs and hope that the time the
WRITER saves will go towards commenting and composition of new posts.
If you Have time do it... If NOT... don't fret... I would
prefer to have Your Post to read and enjoy, than to put You in an
uncomfortable situation of trying to balance the time.
PUDDLES Says: I almost always link to da blog…unless I is being lazy
then I don’t. Did dat answer your question? Ummm, okays then…proper
bloggin’ etiquette states dat you should link…it’s in da handbook
(Frankie, they didn’t gets da handbook).
QUESTION # 3. AWARDS... the problem is that it takes sooooo much
TIME to complete all of the Award's Duties.. Ex. Listing 10 to 15
things about myself and then Listing (with LINKS) 5 to 10 others who
we have chosen to receive the Award next. How can we show our
APPRECIATION w/out spending sooooo much TIME on the FOLLOW UP... while
NOT hurting the gifter's feelings.
FRANKIE Says: Tough one!!! This is more about Time.
FURST OFF... I (pawsonally) would like to ask those Wonderful and
Considerate and CREATIVE souls who START these Awards... PLEASE
make your rules and responsibilities SHORT. SHORT SHORT.
I can only speak from my own experience and my own Heart here. I
do not always have the TIME to go through all of the motions either.
SOOOOOO I sometimes just put the Award up and say THANKS and then
Offer it to EVERYONE who would LIKE to have it. Another thing
that I have done (to save Myself and OTHERS ... TIME) is to simply say
I am only giving this to... a NEW BLOGGER. I Still remember the
very furst Award that I was given. It made me feel SPECIAL AND
WELCOME. THEN I tell that New Blogger that they only need to give
the Award to ONE other person. WHY... ??? They may NOT KNOW 10
other Blog Furends YET... Butt this is Just enough to HELP them get
their Paw in the door so to speak.
NOW>>>> to actually answer this question let ME (Frankie
Furter) say... Do what you Can and what you feel Comfortable doing.
If you get the award at a really busy time for you... DON'T Worry
... We are all FURENDS here in Blogville and WE SERIOUSLY DO
UNDERSTAND. I don't even think an aPAWlogy is necessary.
PUDDLES Says: We all loves getting awardees from our friends but
sometimes time is an issue. You can always just post da award on your
blog and thank da blog dat gaves it to you and voila…post done.
QUESTION #4. How do you set a Post to Auto Publish.. in advance???
FRANKIE Says: I do NOT know about Wordpress... butt with
Blogger... you just write your post as usual... when you finish
Scroll Clear down to the bottom and on the Left side under the Text
Space it will say.... Post Options ... Click on Post
Options and on the Right side there will be TWO boxes. You need to
set BOTH. the furst is for the DATE you want the post to Publish.
You can set it to publish Months ahead if you want.. Just be sure to
check and see that you have the EXACT month day and YEAR that you
wish it to publish. Next you will need to decide the TIME of
day you want it to publish.. AM (Midnight Until Noon) or PM (Noon to
Midnight). .... Once the Date and Time are set the way you want
them to be... you simply scroll down and click on PUBLISH.
<<<< >>>>> For the Nervous Nellies (Like My MOM is) who like to
Double Check on stuffs... You can then go to EDIT POSTS on your
dashboard. Click it and it will SHOW the Post as... SCHEDULED and
tell the day and date that you set.
PUDDLES Says: I don't do it so I can't answer it. I always leave mine
in da draft.
QUESTION #5. How can one become more EFFICIENT at Posting and Commenting???
FRANKIE Says: I would like to put this one out there for all of
the readers of this post... Please share any Secrets or Tips that
YOU use to make the whole process... more ummmmmmm relaxing and
stress free. PLEASE feel free to comment HERE >> OR to actually write
up one of your Posts and give us your input. We are ALL effected
by the TIME Monster.
ONE thingy that I do is... Comment on blogs that have special
meaning to me. Either they are Sad, Scary, Informational, or Funny.
And I JUDGE THOSE on a Day to Day basis. If I have the TIME.. I
comment to all that I follow... If not... I pick and choose based on
the content of that pawticular post. I never ever miss reading a
post that tells of a CALL TO THE BRIDGE or of an Injury or Illness...
I may not comment... butt I assure you I DO take Note of all such
posts. I will comment if at all possible. I have even been known
to >>> write myself a NOTE to come BACK to the blog and comment later.
The other thing I do... when short on TIME... I simply do NOT
comment on blogs that require me to do the Word Varification step...
I KNOW and UNDERSTAND the need for Protecting our computers from SPAM
AND HACKERS AND VIRUS'... butt it REALLY takes about 5 extra mins.
(for me, at least) to jump through that hoop... I would LOVE to see
Blogger go to something like what Wordpress does... the commentor
only needs to jump the hoop... the VERY FURST time they go to a
blog... after that... it is a pure pleasure to leave comments on
that blog. Fast and Easy.. Blogger.... Are you
LISTENING TO ME HERE???
IF Wordpress can do this... soooooo can Blogger.
I would also say that it is grrrreat to have ONE or two posts.... always set to go... either in Draft form or... Pre-Posted with a date set well into the next week.... then.. if you run short of time you can always put that post up for the day. It helps me when I get busy with my Gwalk A Moley work and stuffs like that.
PUDDLES Says: One word fur ya…PRIORITIZE! Once you begins a blog, you
haves no life other than blogging. Try what we do, get up at 4am and
But, seriously...if I am not ables to leave comments oneday than I DO
NOT post on MY blog to be fairs. I goes through my dashboard and hit
da blogs in order.
QUESTION # 6 What about Comments from those who do NOT have a blog
of their own???
FRANKIE Says: I LOVE those folks. I think that we should be
FLATTERED that they come to Blogville and Read our Posts. I think
they are just the VERY BERRIES!!!
PUDDLES Says: Hang on, I gotta gets a beer furs dis one….
Okays, I’m ready nows.
If you want to comment then by golly comment cuz we all loves to get
‘em. I ain’t gonna lie, I enjoy all my comments. I feel very honored
dat they would leaves a comment on my little bity blog.
However, it does make it difficult to communicate withs 'em cuz they
don't has a blog. Dis is da time where we bloggers can respond to them
on our own blogs. OR, dat commentor could set up their blogger profile
with access to their email if they is comfortable in doing so.
Now then, these answers are from our OWN experience and limited knowledge. We are NOT perfect... Sooooo if you disagree with an answer feel free to speak your mind... In a KIND manner. If you would like to comment... anonomously you can email to frankiefurter(AT)wildblue(DOT)net
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