Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
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What would lower your opinion of a fellow blogger?

As part of my research for my series on The Fine Art of Self-Promotion, I’ve been looking at some of the things writers do on their blogs which (in my opinion at least) risks putting off their readers. If you’ve got a minute, I’d appreciate your input:




From the list below, please mark any of the things which have lowered (or would lower) your opinion of a blogger on your friends list.

If they used foul language
0(0.0%)
If they ignored most or all comments (including yours)
2(1.3%)
If they insulted or mocked other bloggers who disagreed with them
0(0.0%)
If they didn’t friend you back, even though you made regular comments on their blog
0(0.0%)
If all their posts seemed to be about where to buy their book, read their story or interview etc.
0(0.0%)
If they posted something spiteful about someone else
1(0.6%)
If they expressed opposing political/religious opinions to yours, but did so in a reasonable manner
0(0.0%)
If they expressed opposing political/religious opinions to yours in an obnoxious manner
1(0.6%)
None of the above would lower my opinion.
1(0.6%)

Have you ever unfriended someone because they do any (or all) of the above?

Yes
85(54.1%)
No
72(45.9%)

Do you have people on your friends list whose posts you no longer read because they do any (or all) of the above?

Yes
64(41.0%)
No
92(59.0%)



As always, comments are welcome, but please don’t name names.


Thanks in advance for your help.

EXTRA BIT:
In preparation for her panel at PhilCon this weekend, my friend,[info]alycewilson, is asking for a little feedback from bloggers too. If you care to pop over and take her poll as well, I'm sure she'd appreciate your input.

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