Here is from my fellow blogger, Ben at Babulife…a great primer in blogging etiquette that he passes on to fellow bloggers from his church and to the rest of us.
With all the new Gracer blogs popping up, I thought I’d throw out some things that I’ve learned from others about blogging etiquette. I started this back in January but never took off with it. If you’ve got some to add or know of a great link where someone has posted some helpful tips, please drop a comment with the link. Here’s a review from the tip I had in January:
The Hat Tip
Something I learned early in 2006 was the new and improved way of giving notice to a fellow blogger who posted something that you linked to on your blog. The "Hat Tip" recognizes that blogger, giving your readers a chance to check out the origins of your "borrowed post".
For instance, you run across a video or audio file that you thought was intriguing on my site here at BabuLife. It may have been something worthy enough to be posted on your blog and you decide to share it with your readers. When making the post, you could note a kind "Hat Tip" on your post as – HT: BabuLife along with the video or audio file you posted. It’s a big internet, and I love clicking away from blogs I enjoy to others that I never would have seen or heard of.
Now I’m not a "numbers" kind of guy, believe me, my 60-70 subscribers are just fine for me. But if you’re a fellow blogger, please consider giving a little Hat Tip to your blogging brethren,I’ve found that it’s the friendly blogging thing to do.
A great resource: The Blogging Church by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch