Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blogger Faux Pas

Recently, I read an interesting post from Erin about why she's a bad blogger. As I read her post (sorry I'm not linking directly to it, I don't have the time to find it,) I kept thinking "Yes! That was me!"

What am I talking about?!?

The fact that I didn't realize you could reply to blogger's comments through email. When I started blogging, I didn't have a smart phone which means none of my emails came to my phone. I had a rarely-used email tied to my account which means I rarely checked my email.  I've been blogging for close to three years and it wasn't until about a year ago I realized I could reply to people through email. And that was by accident.


I don't consider myself dumb, I just didn't know.

I couldn't figure out why Meli asked me a few different times who was watching the Bambinos when I went back to work. I responded in the comments, but didn't realize that if I respond directly under your comment, it doesn't get back to you.

Now, I kind of giggle about it. I'm not some technology superhero or anything but I know enough to realize that didn't happen. I'm kind of embarrassed and sad thinking about the people who used to comment all the time and I never responded to them (CMae, Aly, Mrs MFC, Ms. Mindless...and I'm sure there's so many more, but I know those ones off the top of my head.) I'm not some bia who never replied to you, I just didn't know....I'm sorry....and I feel guilty for way too long - and I'm not even Catholic.

Please tell me I'm not the only one, did you commit any faux pas when you started blogging? 

My faux pas now? Not keeping up with reading blogs like I used to. I still don't like the new reader so will you all do me a favor? If you have a facebook page for your blog (or you post your links on your personal page) will you post them in the comments? I've been using facebook more like Reader for a few months now, so I'd love for your posts to show up in my Undomestic Chica news feed  too. 


  1. I am on networked blogs though facebook. You can probably find my blog there and subscribe to it that.

    I don't have a facebook page for the blog itself. I won't have time to keep up with it! hahaha

    I think everyone has their faux pas moments, but that's all about learning the ropes. Also, the new blogger threw me for a loop too. It took me weeks to figure out where I can go managee my blogs I follow. hahaha


    sometimes it's hard to keep up with blogs! i just use google reader to stay organized.

  3. Hey! Yeah it took me a little bit to figure out the replying thing too!! I felt so bad when I realized it!! My facebook page is When I get home I'll add you to mine too! :)

  4. Hiya bia!!! ;) I am baaaack! Although my blogging is still lacking on a very pitiful level. :( Love that you mentioned me here in this post. And yes, I was like you. Like, DUH! How were we suppose to know???

  5. I just write on comments because time is of the essence. I don't always have the time to open up an email to write to the person. So that's probably a faux pas. I also don't have email attached to my blog. I'm a teacher and if a student or parent comes across my blog, I really don't want them to have my personal email. Of course, if they are reading my blog that is weird enough. I can't imagine them having my home email!
    But I'll give it to you!

  6. I always love when I'm mentioned in a blog post!! ;) Haha!! I think a lot of people don't realize you can reply to comments like that. And SO MANY people don't have their account set up so that their email address is linked to their profile so when they leave comments you can't reply like that. I always hate trying to respond to someone only to notice a no-reply thing. You certainly aren't a bad blogger and shouldn't feel bad AT ALL!!

  7. Oh man, I have a million blogger faux pas. I don't have time to read/comment as much as I did when I first started, I don't blog every day, I don't pay any attention to stats & other stuff that help you grow your blog, etc. Occasionally I reply to comments via email (if they have a question) but I try to go to their blog & comment. I'm always trying to get better!

  8. I NEVER responded to comments until a month or two ago. I just didnt really realize that you were supposed to.

    My facebook

  9. You crack me up! I am a very bag blogger. I go in and out of fits of over communicativeness and then go into hibernation.

  10. I always did that "I'm a new blogger, check me out!!"


I'd love to hear what you have to say, I always ALWAYS write back so please make sure you have an email attached to your profile :)


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