If your blog is blacklisted, you may not know it, but you’ll “feel” it.
Your blog stops getting traffic and/or comments, or you’ll see a drastic decrease in your statistics.
1) You may have left a derogatory comment on another blog. All of those who read it, stop visiting you. In a sense, they are boycotting your blog.
2) You may have written a negative article that demeans another blogger.
Your name gets entered on an “invisible” list. Your blog gets deleted from dozens of feed readers. You are quickly forgotten about. Your words stop having credibility.
When a blog author publishes a post, they are sharing their views, experiences, and often their research of a specific subject, for free.
Most of us comment, and in some sort of way are saying “Thank you”, “I hear you”, or “What you wrote really helps me or reminded me to _____ (fill in the blank)”.
Occasionally we may leave a comment where we disagree with the author or someone who left a comment on the post.
Telling an author our experience was different, can add to the content, but telling the author or another commenter “they’re wrong” is setting ourselves up for confrontation.
Confrontation, in itself is not all bad. However, if we’re consistently looking to “stir the pot” we may get tagged as a negative, argumentative, and/or egotistical blogger. Soon, no one will want to visit our blog.
In blogging it’s acceptable to voice our opinions, however, …..
IT’S NOT WHAT WE SAY, IT’S HOW WE SAY IT.
Have you ever blacklisted or boycotted a blogger?
What was the determining factor?
Have you ever left a comment on a blog and then regretted it?
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