Friday, September 9, 2011

Manners Matter... Even for FAB Bloggers Like Myself

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!   


  1. Well said Caffe! Good manners are always appreciated. :)

  2. Good post! You hit the nail on the head! I try my best to follow the rules and I read posts and comment on them. I think this is very important. Take care and have a good weekend.

  3. Why thank you my Dear Ana... YOU have a wonderful weekend... xoxo

    Judy Darling, thanks for the comment... you have a fabulous weekend as well. I'll see you around the hops! xoxo

  4. Many people must be feeling the lack of manners because this is ther 3rd post this week regrding blogging manners...

    We'll set them all straight :0)
    Royal waves

  5. Thank you for linking up and for your comment on my blog. Love #2, wish everyone left "meaningful" comments on blogs instead of that "i followed you, now come follow me". So if someone were to leave a comment asking me to follow, chances are, I probably wont. Another blogging pet peeve of mine is someone who comments saying they followed you and you look on your list of followers and that person is nowhere to be found?.. Um ok. I think there should be a bloggers etiquette class that should be offered!

    Whew that was a lot of rambling. Anyway, have a wonderful weekend =)

  6. Yes yes yes! It's not that difficult and yet, every link up I attend, there's always at least ONE who refuses to play well with others.
    Well said Caffe and thanks for the reminders.

  7. Hi Caffe! Thanks for visiting and reminding us od blogging manners. I am going to make some coffee and read some more of your posts. Hapy Saturday!


  8. Hi there - I totally agree with you - seems most of the world does not have manners at all! The big thing for me as well is answering back - I will reply to each comment immediately, just good manners! I am visiting from Damaris and would love you to visit me and say Hi! cheers Fiona

  9. I'm quite new (first week "playing") at blog hops and the like, but I think you're spot on. I would approach this like anything in real life- there are people behind these blogs. I have a tight group of mommy blogs I frequent, but this is my attempt to break out of that. In one week I've gotten fabulous recipes, met some nice people, and am setting up ad space and a giveaway on another blog...without being a spammer! :)

  10. Hello Lady B Darling, With you in Florida and moi in SoCal... we should be able to get this manner thing in control once in for all! lol Thanks for stopping by Lovey... xoxo

    My Dear Mary, ADORED your rambling... feel free to do that anytime as I have many rants myself... Cups Up Darling! xoxo

    VV Darling, So nice to see you your pretty little picture... I KNOW you play well... cooking not so much, but playing you do wonderfully! lol Blowing kisses my Sweet... xoxo

    Ali my Dear, Happy Saturday to you too! Coffee? Would love some... xoxo

    Hello Fiona Darling, Welcome, welcome to COCM! Yes my Dear, replies are wonderful... it's a polite way to thank your readers for stopping by. Hmmm... I should have put that in my post too... good thing you reminded me... I'll stop by your place just as soon as I powder my nose... xoxo

    Myndee my Darling, Welcome and thanks for the follow! In general, the BlogSphere is a fabulous place to be... we just need some reminders here and there and I'm here to do just that! lol I'll stop by your place just as soon as I fix my lipstick... Cups Up! xoxo

  11. Hi, Debs Dealz following you from the Lots of Lovin Weekend Hop. Love your site! Please visit me back, and like me on FB while you are there!

    If you are interested in exchanging buttons, please let me know!


  12. Manners matter. Enjoyed the post!

  13. Hello DD Darling, Welcome and thanks for the follow... I'll be by your place just as soon as I powder my nose... xoxo

    Well Hello my Dear Crissa, SO nice of you to visit... glad you enjoyed my post... Cups Up! xoxo

  14. Ahaha, I like this oh so very much. I followed you over from a comment on my blog that so politely did NOT ask for a follow back. :) I like to feel free to pop on back with out an obligatory follow, you know? Well, I like the way your write so much, that I am your newest follower - not feeling obligated at all! :)

    Happy Monday :)

  15. Welcome Stephanie Darling.... thanks for the no guilt follow! lol Followed you in return just because you're so darned adorable! Cups Up my Dear! xoxo

  16. Do you have a Keurig, Sweetie? Must have! I love the Nantucket keeps me going.
    I'm with you on the manners, Babe, but sometimes I "ain't too proud to beg..." :P


  17. Hello Deb Darling, Welcome, welcome... Thanks for the coffee tip, Nantucket eh? I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the follow... me follow? I don't follow Darling, I lead... lol I'll be by your place just as soon as I fix my lipstick... xoxo


Hello Darling,

Have you seen the latest collection of lipstick colors?? Oooooh, I can't help myself! Thanks for stopping by... xoxo

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