In response to a few things I have seen coming up on various blogs and twitter I have decided to post this today. It is not a personal attack on any one blogger in particular but I hope it makes people think
The Overflowing Library's blogging ettiquette tips
Do not use memes to spam other people's blogs. It is rude. If you want to leave a link to your post at least make a comment about the post you are commenting on. If you do that you are more likely to get a visit and comment in return
Keep personal comments and attacks off your blog. If you have a problem with another blogger contact them privately and talk it out or rise above it.
In order to help upkeep the excellent reputation of the blogging community when you review, review like a professional. We may not be paid, or do this full time but we need to have standards if we want to be taken seriously and continue to be valued by publishers.
Do not to be critical of how others chose to blog. Some of us have new content every day, some don't. It doesn't mean that their blogs are any less valuable it's just how things are. In fact sometimes it is the case that less is more. Making them feel bad does not help. Each to their own and all that..
Don't take review copies for granted because they are precious. Not everyone gets them. If you are one of those people who don't get them please remember those bloggers who do get them are often more than happy to share if you are nice (which is where a vast amount of mine come from). That said those of us who do get them have put the time and effort in establishing contacts. We did not get them sent to us instantly the moment we set up blogs.
I'll finish by saying a huge thank you to my fellow bloggers, authors and publishing houses that make blogging such a wonderful part of my life please don't let the few people who do not think before they type make you feel bad or put you off blogging.