Friday, November 03, 2006

Depinked and rules

Oh - I forgot to say - we've de-pinked!
You probably will have noticed this fact. I feel so much better for not being bright pink but feel that the subtlety of the plain white-ness - i.e. no colour at all - looks a bit dull now. And I'd like to think I'm not as dull as all that.
But I don't really think much of the other colored designs on offer at blogger so I don't know what to do..... Any ideas?

I also wanted to say that I will be making a policy of commenting on at least one new blog each day for the duration of NaBloPoMo - because it's nice to comment, isn't it?

But what is the etiquette with commenting?
When someone comments, do you write back and say 'thanks for commenting' and then do they write back and say ' no problem, you're welcome' - at what point does someone *stop* responding? Or don't you respond at all in the first place? I don't know the rules - help!


Adam said...

Generally, the rule is "don't send a card for a card." Meaning that when you get a birthday card with $20 in it, you send a thank you note; but don't expect a thank you in return.

Translated to blogging, I guess the equivelant would be to respond to comments, but not expect anything in return. I languish in it when I do get a response, because building relationships is what keeps people coming back, and eventually, that's how you get more readers.

Good luck with NaBloPoMo. :)

Keltie said...

You can really customize the blogger templates with the fonts and colours option on the dashboard. I changed my own template to a different one last night because I realized I was using one of the most overused ones blogger has on offer! Nablopomo has taught me a thing or two already.

And about responding to comments; I do on my own blog when I really feel like a response is necessary, but there don't seem to be any hard and fast rules. Some people don't respond to comments, but I like the little conversations.

annie said...

I'm trying to do more commenting myself, so... hi!
And since you asked- I don't think there's one rule. Some people respond to comments via email, some respond within the comments themselves. Of course some don't respond at all. I'm guilty of all three myself.

Sarah said...

You bring up a good point! It's a slippery slope... I think it's safe to say that after the initial "Thank You for commenting!" comment, you can then move on to a brand new post/comment combo. :)

But that's only my opinion, of course!