Thanks to Maggie for the prompt (Blogging Advice and Questions). It gave me a reason not to do the other things I had planned.
- Do you respond to every comment, even if it is just an emoji?
Yes. Even a ‘like’ let’s the commenter know that you have read and appreciate the interaction.
- Are there styles, colors, or fonts that make reading a blog more difficult?
Short answer: Yes. Not so short: It varies from reader to reader, so it’s difficult to choose on that will appeal to all. If the font is to small, I’ll usually skim or pass.
- Under what circumstances would you block a user?
I haven’t had to block any bloggers yet, but I have unfollowed a few. I am impressed with the spam blocker that WordPress has. I have to go through the spam folder quite often to clean it out. I’ll usually—umm, I mean always—block the users offering to show their naughty bits.
- Are there certain topics you refuse to engage with?
Depends. Sometimes a post is set up to gather opinions in a non-confrontational way, but it can be easy for people to become aggressive. Everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as they don’t use it as a means to harm or belittle others.
- How do you feel about blogging awards?
YAY! It’s a nice way to acknowledge another’s work.
- How old is your current blog?
Two years? Can I look that up somewhere?
- Do you respond to prompts?
Like this one?
- Do the number of your blog followers matter to you?
Not as much as having a group of supportive followers does.
- What motivates you to follow or unfollow a blog?
A blog has to have value and be entertaining. If it is just a platform to rant on personal opinions, it’s not for me.
- What is your blogging pet peeve?
On WordPress, trying to highlight a single block without getting everything.
Feel free to copy and answer the questions. Read Maggie’s original post and link it back to there.
OK. Now what? Oh yeah, I have stuff to do . . .
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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