I stumbled upon this in my online wanderings over the weekend: A Blogger’s Disclaimer.
This is something everyone who reads and comments on blogs should look at and think about.
We knitbloggers are more of a community and our blogs are somewhat interactive, so I don’t think all of the blog rules there apply completely. But there were a lot of points that rang true.
Never contact the writer for more details on events or personal information than what they have already provided on the site.
With the emphasis on personal information. Information on works in progress and yarn, etc. is fair game, I think.
Here’s an important point:
Ex-friends, lovers and estranged family members who have been cut out of the writer’s life should refrain from reading their journal. If the relationship has ended, there is no reason you should get daily updates on the person’s life. If you simply can’t help yourself, do it quietly, and never repeat what you read or use it to hurt the writer.
One more, then I’ll move on:
Never assume a writer owes you any response. They may receive from a few to hundreds of messages per day.
No, nothing specific has happened and I’m not pissed off. I just thought this was a good thought-provoking piece of information.
As I said, we knitbloggers are a pretty interactive group. we have exchanges and knitalongs. A sense of community. But the bottom line is that a blogger is a total stranger to 99% of the people who read his/her blog. On my blog I share a teeny tiny slice of my life, and that’s as much as I’m willing to share.
Does This Look Familiar?
I got my Inge-buttons in the mail. Not from the original vendor, who never sent them nor responded to my email inquiry about order status, but the second set I ordered. This is the poifect Inge-button, I think:
So I sewed them on the Borg, made i-cord button loops. La voila:
I made a bit of progress on Ingrid:
And a close-up:
Lucy sez . . .
The heck with Ingrid! Lizzie makes a wonderful kitty bed!