I have a question: are there rules about who you follow on twitter/whose blogs you read?
There are people I follow on twitter whose blogs I don’t read, and vice versa. I find their tweets entertaining but their blog is (in most cases) irrelevant to me, but I’ve recently got to thinking about whether people are offended by that? Maybe offended is the wrong word, but you know what I mean. I did a post about the unfollowing announcements on twitter before so this is sort of a follow up to that.
Is it considered impolite to follow someone on twitter but not read their blog? Is that the social networking equivalent of liking someone, but only in small doses? If I’ve learned anything about the blogging community it’s that a lot of people are easily upset and that there is a string of unwritten rules followed religiously by some and purposely ignored by others!
There have been some very amusing, tongue in cheek, posts about how to be a Mummy blogger (Heather gave us “15 steps to becoming a blogging rockstar” and Dara explained “How to be boring in 10 easy steps”) that imply the “rules” of blogging but I could really do with a proper list! There needs to be some sort of initiation for bloggers, including etiquette and definite no-no’s and all that kind of thing!
So can anyone let me know what these elusive rules are? Are they written down anywhere at all? Or shall I carry on flying by the seat of my pants?!