Blog comments etiquette thoughts - March 12, 2004—
So, I'm an eager marketing gal and I've been posting around the web (as some of you know), evangelizing about Jyte. I'm trying to be topical and polite, because I want to be trusted, and I understand there are a lot of unwritten rules out here.
OK, this is where it gets tough. The rules are unwritten. I usually know when I have screwed up...I left what I thought was a polite and useful post on Dave Pollard's fantastic blog, but I had a refresh delay problem that I errantly thought was a mouse problem, and posted four times. Ewww! I hate that. I sent a private email to him apologizing.
So, what's the protocol here guys? Should I have posted once more to the comment list apologizing? Or is that spamming spam? What is the etiquette for this?
It makes it even worse, I'm sure, that I haven't yet installed comment-ability in my blog. So, if you email me, I promise to include your comments in an entry later this evening (after Everett goes to bed...). I could really use some feedback. We need and Emily Post of the blogosphere! Is there one out there?
Aalia Wayfare commented that it might be worth "dropping a one liner into the place where you left the multiple comments and just say Oops! :0)" and "As for the lack of etiquette guidance I just think that everyone's playing it by ear. Even Danah Boyd who's blog led me to you, has a recent post on it bemoaning the dilemma of when to give attribution to information you found via someone else's blog... let me know if anyone finds a good "Emily Post" guide but when I searched all I could find were lots of conflicting opinions and one post wishing that someone would step up write one..."