Dear Readers -
Liz and Bill Spear from Mason Ohio contribute so much to our ActiveRain community. My personal thanks go to them for this very important post.
ActiveRain provides us a platform to build our businesses and experience success. It is critical for each of us to understand the CULTURE of ActiveRain if our community is to remain strong.
For me - ActiveRain is a BNBR* safe place.
The reason that AR is a safe place for us to grow our businesses is due to the foresight of the Founders who wrote and the early members who followed both the Weltanschauung and the Community Guidelines.
Sharing those values while increasing Blogging Skills -- that's the goal of the January Blog Jumpstart each year --- join us for the 7th Annual - January 2018. Take a leap forward on your Blogging skills while you gain a deeper understanding of ActiveRain.
Bill and Liz offer these Ambassador insights each week. Some other important posts include Blogging Does Work, Secret Blogging Tips, Ambassadors only a Click or Call Away, We are all Valuable in the 'Rain and Avoid Headaches - AR and Elsewhere.
All the best - Lynn
*Be Nice, Be Respectful
PS If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.
I have rarely deleted comments in years of blogging in the Rain. Vulgarity on a consumer facing post, yep that'll do it. But otherwise if someone wants to act like an
I've preferred to just leave it there and let others draw their own conclusions. But under the right circumstances, I WILL use the Delete key.
There are a some key ways to get yourself in trouble with your comments:
1. Not being aware of the blogger's target audience. If they're writing to the consumer, you can bet the author isn't looking to have you try and destroy their credibility, ethics or professionalism. If on the other hand, the audience is other Rainers, the comments can be MUCH, MUCH freer as long as kept civil.
2. Self-advertising and adding links in the comment is a no-no (it's even specifically called out in the community guidelines). In general a link back to your site is not going to go over well (although there may be exceptions, like a link to a pertinent article that is NOT self-advertising, so might be best to ask the author before doing so).
3. Writing a comment that is longer than the post. When you get to that point, you might be better off writing your own post.
4. You. Just. Won't. Quit.
At some point, agree to disagree and move along.
5. A joke doesn't always convey as a joke. (Better throw in an emoji just to be safe!)
6. Name calling/making it personal.
7. Serial commenting. Most bloggers would like to know that you actually read the post.
Now if you do get yourself into comment purgatory, you can react in a few ways:
1. Throw a hissy fit of gigantic proportions and enter the ActiveRain Hall of Shame
2. Learn from it. Apologize if need be. Make a different mistake next time :)
3. Don't learn from it and keep on keeping on and become one of the commenters that people cringe when they get the notification that you've left a comment.
Bottom line: your comments are a crucial part of your ActiveRain reputation. Free speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!
Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz
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