While I didn’t have time to do the assignment on time, unbeknownst to me I already was executing partly.
The assignment is about investing in your community by leaving five comments, adding or updating a blogroll, and introducing a comment policy.
My steps on the social network platforms are very recent. Linked In was the first, since a few months. I put a daily effort in engaging and discussing topics there, but the other platforms I hadn’t entered yet. Changing my ways, I started to get a spot there as well. I’m like a on-line baby socialite, still learning how to ‘walk’. I sure paid attention to yesterday’s assignment and worked on it. Coincidentally writing the suggested five comments for day ten’s assignment.
So, check! Yesterday, I was engaging my bottom off. I sure have left five comments, probably a bit more even. What else have I done and achieved the last few days?
I retweeted a tweet, I tweeted Shel Harrington’s blog post The Power Of A Compliment and twittered approximately 9 tweets in total. Suddenly I had my first follower.
I got a referral from Suzanne Dean because that other person, Stephanie Hughes, has the same interest in true crime as I have and we both have a page in that matter. Now I have two friends.
I commented on Stephanie Hughes’ page and I thanked Suzanne on hers for the referral.
In one day three people added me. Total count: four.
Because of a comment I left at someone’s topic ‘What Influenced You to Begin Writing?’, that person wanted to connect on Linked In. Now I have six contacts there.
To others this may sound meager. You didn’t achieve that much, did you?
I beg to differ. To me this is a lot, since it’s all done and achieved in less than a week of existence and working on getting noticed. I feel proud and happy, thank you very much, and it only can get better and better. I’m looking forward to that greatly.
I sure have considered a link page from other bloggers. Since my blog is mostly about true crime, injustices and other true stories in this matter, I would like a list of bloggers that fall into this category. I even want a two division, because I also write about improving yourself, achieving goals, the subject writing. Therefore, I’m also looking for people who can be in the blogroll for this part.
In the beginning of the course I already had posted an invite message to meet others in this area. Unfortunately, only one response and that blog was about fashion.
It sure was a very nice blog and I did visit, but the subject wasn’t what I was looking for.
The invite still stands, though. You can read it here.
Yes, I did check the blog course 201 blogroll. I admit, only after I read about it in today’s assignment. Which ones caught my attention and did I visit?
One long journey to self-discovery ~ Unfortunately hadn’t much more than a theme
Sarcastically Sweet Writer ~ Only had one post there
Frankly making money ~ Got my curiosity. I read around about socializing in a better way and I decided to follow this blog
Outta your comfort zone ~ Is no longer available
Discovered my website blog on place 24. He, that’s me! Of course, I didn’t need to visit myself, I already am there multiple times a day.
Slices from life ~ Looked already developed further along. I read the latest post and left a comment.
I will continue the start of this step later on.
First I need to finish this post and assignment. Plus, I have to follow-up on some other tasks I made a To Do List of.
Visitors can express their opinion freely on the articles I have written. They don’t need to wait for moderation or fill in a capture number. I count on the matureness of people, that they know what is etiquette and what’s not. Everyone gets a chance to show they can handle that responsibility. Criticism or sharper comments will remain on my blog website. I don’t like to censor people just because they have a different opinion or don’t like certain things I have on my blog. I’m pro freedom of speech. In reason, of course. I wouldn’t tolerate foul language, racism or personal attacks. I don’t want that pointed to me, but I also don’t want that pointed to other visitors. Everybody needs to feel safe and respected on my website blog. Those comments are removed after the fact and the person involved receives a warning. If that warning isn’t enough, well, then you will get banned.
However, at this point I don’t feel the necessity to add this to my website blog. My policy is so common that reasonable people already would act on it. The unreasonable ones probably wouldn’t take the policy comment at heart anyway. And I’m sure they already know the ropes of how it turns out when you act like that. I think they wouldn’t be surprised at all if they would find a warning in their inbox. Or the notice they’re banned, after the warning they didn’t listen to.