Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Hints for Happy Blogging

 
  • Try not to worry about Trolls......... they have problems, not you
  • Do publish nasty comments so everyone can see them and work out who's being nasty but then delete and ignore them
  • Delete computer generated comments from other countries without mentioning anything about them
  • Be polite - unless you have comments from idiots
  • Don't go off in a huff if you don't get many comments, people are probably busy with real life
  • Don't believe everything you read in a blog
  • Ignore anyone who gives you hints for happy blogging!!

Back Tomorrow.....probably................ unless I get no comments and go off in a huff!
Sue

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  2. LOL! I think I've been very lucky. I get the computer generated rubbish, of course, but (fingers crossed here) I've never had a nasty comment. I guess maybe my blogs are too bland to attract them. Fine by me.
    Love the last one!
    And no need to huff now! :-)
    xx

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    1. Thank you for saving me from going off in a strop!
      I've never had any nasty comments either - such a dull life!

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    2. I'd rather have a dull life! I don't get many nasty comments, thankfully, and do normally ignore them. It's harder to ignore though when not feeling strong.

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    3. Thanks for this Sue - It's really helpful to gettips like this from experienced bloggers - I've only had one nasty-ish comment through and was in two minds at the time about publishing it - the only reason I switched moderation on was I had a sudden influx of very unsavoury links after I started linking in with the Six on Saturday folk - presumably a high enough profile meme to attract the dodgies.

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  3. Pity there's no like button Sue:)
    Like 'em all!
    I sometimes wish we could see (and read) the 'nasty' comments bloggers talk about.
    Take care
    Cathy


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    1. Lots of good comments to make people smile too

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  4. Well heres a compliment...I love your blog and read it every morning with my first cup of tea!,xx

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  5. I don't know what I would do if I had a blog and received nasty comments. If it was someone I knew in real life then I would be hurt, but some anonymous person? I don't know. I would like to think I could ignore it.

    It must be hard and hurtful (a word?) when all a blogger wants to do is be friendly and reach out to like minded people for whatever reason just to be insulted and critiscised. I should think it does make the blogger wonder why they are subjecting themselves to such abuse.



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    1. Blogging is so interesting, you just never know what someone will write about and everyone is friendly - there is really very little nastiness

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  6. Your blog is a happy, wise and sensible blog and I always read yours and Ilona.
    It looks like it might be a nice day today.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Thank you for that lovely comment - sunny here today but by golly we have a cold wind

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  7. You’re the most evil blogger I’ve come across. I read your blog assiduously every morning and again later in the day without fail to keep checking up how evil you are.

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  8. When you say don't believe everything you read in a blog? What should we not believe about you lol. Good post! x

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  9. I like the one about not going off in a huff if you don't get many comments. Although common sense tells me people are busy it's easy to wonder why they haven't commented!!

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    1. Some people stop blogging if they don't get as many comments as they think they should have! I love getting comments but don't worry about not getting any/many

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  10. This made me smile Sue. On the business of comments though - on a more serious note - people need to comments on other peoples' blogs in order to expect comments on theirs - it is pointless sitting there waiting for somebody to comment. For those of us living alone blogging is a good way of creating conversations and swapping stories to pass the day on wet days when it is not always fun to go out. I really enjoy the 'conversations' I have with folk - they keep me going, especially in winter.

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    1. Blogging has certainly kept me going through the last year and a half - glad I made you smile.

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    2. THE WEAVER OF GRASS... Oh yes, so true! Bloggers have to go find blogs, with which they resonate, and comment in them. And bookmark them. And keep commenting in them. :-) How else, do they expect, to get readers/commenters?

      And simply replying to comments, in their own blog, is not the same.

      Go out and find and comment. Mercy yes!

      Thank you for saying this!!!!!

      Now I must go look into your blog. :-)

      🍁🍂🍎🍂🍁

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  11. I feel I know my troll quite well after reading the drivel they spout over the years. I've a good idea why they do it as well. To publish or not to publish that's the question. Mostly I delete and no one sees it, sometimes I let everyone know what's going on. Nothing deters this person. Best tactic is grow a set of balls, and ignore the arseholes. Sorry for language, picked it up from John, ha ha.

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  12. In twelve years of blogging I think I have only had a couple of nasty comments so I've been pretty lucky.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I don't get nasty comments either - nothing to upset anyone I guess

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  13. Nobody ever comments on my blog. Mind you, it is mostly read by family and friends and not many of them write blogs so possibly haven’t noticed the comment facility. If they have anything to say they email, text or ring though they don’t do that much - unless I go AWOL. Then I get lots of complaints about the silence.. Perhaps I should threaten to go off in a huff 🤣

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    1. Hopefully you will get lots of comments today :-)

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  14. This made me chuckle. I must admit that I love getting comments on my blog. I started the blog as a diary of sorts but connecting and having made lots of friends through people commenting on my blog and me on theirs is the icing on the cake.

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    1. The best thing about blogging is it's like a huge conversation. I really enjoy writing and readin

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  15. I only get the computer generated rubbish but Wordpress are able to syphon it off straight into Spam. It is a lovely way to make friends through the comments box. My DH doesn't read the blogs but everyday he will ask 'is anything happening in blogland?'
    Sometimes if a regular commenter does not comment for a while I can start to wonder if I have said something to upset them. Mostly though like you say it is that people are just very busy.
    Some people do not know how to comment or even notice the comments box.

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    1. The computer generated stuff goes quiet for a while and then comes back again - it's easily deleted thank goodness.
      I love getting comments and really should reply more but don't always have time

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  16. Wise and sensible as ever. We are always hearing about how young people can becoming anxious or worse about how they are perceived on social media, but it isn't obvious that blogging is also a form of social media and the same kinds of unhappiness can affect us too if we start to take it too seriously. Sue's tips (especially the last one :) ) are spot on.

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    1. Wow, never been called wise and sensible before!

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    2. Yes you have. Hazel C also said it above.

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    3. Now I know I must be wise and sensible...and not too serious!

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  17. I love your blogs they wind a gentle breeze of peace around the otherwise frenetic news. As for trolls, as you say, the problem of nastiness belongs to them not us.

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    1. Blogging is more fun than watching the news - that's for sure

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  18. Thanks Sue you have bought me to my senses, I have just mentioned this post in my latest post.

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    1. Thanks for the mention - as they (almost)say on Strictly......Keeeeeeeeep Blogging!

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  19. I'm too boring to attract a troll! Illona nails it as usual with her comment.

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    1. Trolls just remind me of the Billy Goats Gruff story which we were forever acting out at primary school :-)

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  20. I've had my fair share of trolls...they are persistent and clever

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    1. Your life is much more interesting than mine for comments - haven't seen any troll comments on you blog lately she's gone quiet

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  21. Oh blimey. I've not been back blogging long but I take it from your list there are ructions going on somewhere :( Comments are really nice and if people take the time to leave one I always reply and try to treat it as a more personal conversation. But the main reason I blog is to keep a record of family life. xx

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    1. No nothing going on anywhere, just thought I cheer everyone up with a bit of fun - not to be taken seriously really

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  22. I don't have a blog but love reading yours and many others - but this made me chuckle.

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    1. Thank you - I hoped it would make a few people smile

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  23. I've never had a troll. I am quite open that my blog content is all true, but a heavily edited version of my real life. I call it Blog la-la land. I don't share anything difficult or much personal stuff of any sort. It works for me keeping it light and daft! Arilx

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    1. My blog is all real too - that's why it's so dull and I don't get trolls or nasty comments!
      I love the interesting things you find to photograph and write about on your blog

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  24. I don't blog very often but when I do it's usually the same 3-6 people that leave a comment, even though I comment on many blogs. There are some bloggers that complain when they don't get many comments, but they don't reciprocate. I don't really care one way or the other, I just don't like it when great bloggers stop posting, although I'm sure they have very good reasons for stopping.

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    1. It's worrying when people just stop without saying anything - have to hope they are OK.
      I shall visit your blog and comment straight away!

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  25. A brilliant set of rules to blog by :-)

    I've never been pushed out by trolls I swear at them and retaliate ... it seems to work. Computer generated stuff is a pain in the proverbial.

    We've lost far too many good bloggers through trolling and people pushing false truths. One blogger, a good friend through blogland, was pushed out by a fellow very snide-y blogger who wormed her way into her life and then proceeded to to destroy things from the inside out. She's on your sidebar, but never on mine again!

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    1. Gone from mine now too (I think), I remember you mentioning this before.

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    2. I hope this blogger isn't on my sidebar!!

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  26. Your last tip is so funny. I have comment moderation on my blog so I don't publish spam. Now that I live alone I find leaving and receiving comments are a nice form of conversation.

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    1. Having bloggy conversations with people round the world certainly brightens my day

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  27. I've always loved your blog Sue and this post gave me a smile. You are indeed a wise and sensible blogger and always offer interesting posts. I think for many of us the every day life of others helps us to relate and maybe not feel so lonely.

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    1. I know that when I pick up the lap top there will always be someone who's written something interesting to read.

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  28. I've always blogged for myself primarily so not worried too unduly about whether I get comments or not. I used to get more comments on my first blog when I did lots of crafting and stuff, but health and other things got in the way. I don't get so many comments now, but do appreciate it when I do. ( I have a couple of blogs, and for some reason my main blog (the Balancing Kiwi) isn't listed first. I have tried to change this, but it doesn't work) I try to leave comments on other peoples blogs, but have been a bit slack the last quite a few months, so just getting back on track. I do have comment moderation on though and delete all those comments that are put on very old posts and are totally irrelevant...although most automatically end up in spam anyway.

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    1. It's good to get comments, I don't always reply which is very bad - but sometimes I'm reading a book instead!

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  29. I don't get many nasty comments, but I do get lots of computer generated ones.

    I like your list.

    God bless.

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  30. I never get any comments for my two blogs and hardly any looks either especially for my personal one. But I enjoy then and it is a pictorial diary for me.

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  31. Lovely list! I seem to get a lot of computer generated comments and sometimes they are just the same ones repeated on different posts. I blog just because it's like an online journal. I try to read blogs, but I must admit that sometimes I miss doing it - something else sidetracked me for a while lol

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  32. Wisdom from the Elders! - Or is it Seasoned Bloggers? haha...Like many above, I have my own for my own amusement and any comment that comes is both a surprise and delight and as you say, it's much more fun than watching the news!

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  33. I do so enjoy your blog and reading about your life on the lane. I live in a very urbanized suburb of Los Angeles, so open spaces and walkways are not common. Keep it up!

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  34. Thankyou Sue for your "advice" about blogging. I am very new to this (keeping a blog) so haven't yet experienced any of the joys or problems everyone talks about. I guess it is something I have to look forward to!

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  35. Made me laugh anyway... so true, such a wise woman...

    LX

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  36. I had a nasty one a few years back which really upset me, nowadays I know there are people out there who are unhappy and would not take it so personally. I always feel bad if I haven't left a comment for someone, I just run out of things to say sometimes and yes, real life does get in the way! I have lost a few followers this year and assume I have become too boring for them, but it's hard to be full of fun all the time :)

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  37. Knock on wood, I haven't had any nasty comments, at least that I can remember. Probably all that means is that I am so far under the radar that nobody cares, and I'm okay with that. I do get the occasional overseas trolls trying to promote their own blogs, and happily delete those as soon as I see them.

    And based on your last comment, I will forgo the advice about happy blogging that was on the very tip of my tongue. (wink, wink)

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