Thursday, February 15, 2007

Was It Something I Said?

I have been blogging for almost a year. I intended my blog to be a spot for my baseball buddies to come and talk a little trash, make trade offers, and keep in touch. That was quickly nuked by MSN because none of my buddies use MSN. I had no idea none of my friends could comment. Doy!

So I went out and made some friends in the MSN world! MSN Premium was part of my DSL package and I was going to use it, damn it! I have almost gotten over that attitude. I am thinking about just posting on my Blogger page, at least everyone can comment there. I found the best way to make friends was to comment on the pages that I would visit. I really enjoy leaving comments! I like it just as much as I do posting entries.


I never bag on another person’s blog, but I can be kind of a smart ass or just gross. About a week ago I left a comment on a ladies blog that may have been shocking for someone who doesn’t know me, but I couldn’t stop my fingers from typing. This woman was talking about birthday ideas for her husband and that a Maglite flashlight was a good gift one year. She described it like this, “It's black, heavy, masculine, totally impractical, in short it's perfect." What I really wanted to say was that it sounded like a birthday gift to her, but I toned it down to just, “I won’t comment on "It's black, heavy, masculine, totally impractical, in short it's perfect." I’ll just leave that to people who know you better. I even included a smiley. :) No Response. I almost always get a reply. Did I piss her off? I hope not. Doesn’t everyone know that Malathionman is the master of snappy comments?

So what is good blog etiquette? If someone leaves you a comment, is leaving a comment on his or her blog the proper thing to do? A lot of people just comment on comments in the comment section. Is that how it is done?

What about music? If someone has a music player, do you play it? Is it annoying when the music plays automatically? I really like music, am I rude to make you listen to what I like?

And what about those snappy comments? Is there a comment “courting time” before you can make an indirect "adult toy" reference?



4 comments:

Miranda said...

Uhh, I was the kid goofing off in the back of the class while blog etiquette was taught, so maybe you shouldn't ask me.

I think if you're one of those people who likes to reply to your comments in your own comment section, it's nice when you go to a first time commentor's page and let them know that's your thing. But I wouldn't say it's necessary. We're smart people around here and can figure it out.

I think everyone know's how to work the volume control on their computer's, too, so I don't think it's a problem having music on your page.

And snappy comments are why I blog, silly!

Natalie said...

One of my favorite comments from you:
Before I was in "Bleak Future" I was in another movie business. In the credits you would see me listed as secondary penis, stunt penis, or talking penis. :)

I totally cracked up! Of course, it was a post about that poor guy who had a penis transplant so... there ya go. Too funny!

I'm sure there's some kind of blog-comment-etiquette as things can be easily misinterpreted but, geez, c'mon... the author can always delete the comment or go back to someone's place and ask what it was all about. And you have never hidden your identity when making a comment. When I get those anonymous jerks who make yucky comments... I delete 'em! Pfftt...

I don't think you are offensive. I think you are funny and kind and thoughtful and full of mischief. That's why I keep coming back here! :)

So, go on with yer bad-self!
You can comment to your heart's desire over at my place.
I love to make up dirty words to the word verification. Does that offend you? ha!
U A KzUd Baby!

Mominator said...

There is probably some sort of etiquette guide somewhere. I think by reading peoples blogs you can get an idea what you can write and what you shouldn't. You have left hilarious comments on my blog from the beginning. I knew I liked you from first comment. Bring it on!

Sue

Anonymous said...

So what is good blog etiquette? If someone leaves you a comment, is leaving a comment on his or her blog the proper thing to do? A lot of people just comment on comments in the comment section. Is that how it is done?

There is certainly no obligation to do so. If one chose to, it would make more sense to respond to the comment.

Is there a comment “courting time” before you can make an indirect "adult toy" reference?

It depends on the recipient, I guess. I would probably roll my eyes if someone I didn't know left me that comment in the same context. I wouldn't be freaked out and offended, but I wouldn't be enticed to check out his blog either.

--Livi