Hello my Dear Friend... Happy to have you here! Come on in, I've got a nice warm brew of 'Mind Your Manners' to fill your cup...
I've got 2 hops that I linked my pretty little button to... Lots of Lovin' Weekend Blog Hop hosted by Damaris and Weekend Wander sponsored by FTLOB, I figured today would be the perfect day to chat about our, well... our blog hopping manners!
Blog hops are the perfect opportunity to make some new friends, check out what others are up to, get inspiration, and of course, get your wonderful blog noticed! Let's go over a couple of things that I've observed about doing hops...
#1 Read the rules of the hop BEFORE you link up... sometimes it's as simple as following the host, other times there may be rules such as follow the 3 links before you or leave a comment, or... you get the idea. If you can't or don't have time for that particular hop... DON'T link up! It's not fair to the others who are playing by the rules and it's like a domino effect if you are supposed to follow someone and you don't.
#2 Let's talk about comments shall we? With anything in life, first impressions are important and the way you introduce yourself to a blogger you've never met before is through comments. Am I right? Of course I am Darling! You wouldn't go to a complete stranger's house and tell them to fix you dinner, now would you? Same holds true for asking a blogger you've never met for a follow back. Don't do it!!
There is a word called, 'tact' when asking for a follow back. How about instead of writing, "I'm a new follower, you can follow me back at... blah, blah, blah..." say, "Hi, enjoyed your post on.... I'm a new follower from... when you have a moment, maybe you could stop by for a visit."
SEE? So much better! But I know you read all the rules and are very tactful when doing hops... this is just a reminder for those that might need a refresher... kind of like how I need to go and refresh my lipstick... Have fun hopping around this weekend my Sweet... Ta Ta!