Giggles and Guns, which sent me back to the Spunky Queen herself, L. Diane Wolf. We all blog to reach out, create a community. There are no rules, which is nice. But there are some unspoken courtesies.
Here is how I blog...
How often do you blog?
Do you have a schedule?
How do I follow/read?
I follow using the follow gadget in the sidebar. I like this gadget b/c I can see automatically if anyone else I know is following the same blog--it creates an instant community and shows appreciation for one's readers. I read using the blog list on my own blog...to the right, if you'll be so kind to turn your eyes. I have it divided by mystery and non-mystery blogs, though I have thought about changing this. I also have a movie blogs section, since I love movies and there are so many tie-ins with books. These lists update as the blogs update, so on a given day, I'll see entirely different blogs listed than on another. I like that uncertainty of what will pop up. I also use the Blogger Dashboard, if a headline or picture catches my eye.
Do I comment?
I always comment. If I was there, I want them to know their writing was read and appreciated. I can at least say "Interesting post," "great topic," etc. I also leave a link to my blog, so it spreads the word. A little self-promotion isn't a bad thing.
Last week I posted about comment responses. For my take on the email/comment-on-blog debate, click here.
Is there anything you would like me to change? How do you blog?