3 Tips for Good Blog Etiquette

Good blog etiquette is essential to growing your site quickly. Here are three etiquette tips.

Regarding Comments:

  • Leaving comments is really about showing support. Bloggers work hard to put together content. Reward them.
  • Don't self promote in your comments. Use the "name/URL" box. If someone wants more, they'll click on your site. 

Regarding Copying:

  • Choose your battles wisely. Grace Bonney (Design Sponge) mentioned this in her panel last year regarding etiquette. I've always remembered it because it's so true. Some things just aren't worth the time and effort.
  • Don't air your dirty laundry. Deal with it privately instead.
  • Don't copy. Be inspired. Take an idea and make it your own. 

Regarding Crediting:

  • Give credit where credit is due. People won't think you're unoriginal, just honest.
  • Put a disclaimer on your blog about how others should use (or not use) your stuff.

Tips by Danni Hong. Photography by b.a.d photography for Alt.



Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.