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Blogging Etiquette

In my post on 10 Tips For a Better Blogging Experience  I mention ways to Share,  give credit, etc.  These are all great things to pay attention to.  But what do you do when a follower gets a little out of hand?

Way back when, I started this blog all over again from scratch!  I was foolish enough to give a man I was dating the link so he could see some of my writing.  He became a stalker!  I ended up completely deleting my blog.  It was a hard lesson to learn.

I’m not having that kind of issue now, but this person have really stepped beyond the usual bounds of social etiquette.

Have you ever had a follower make you feel uncomfortable?   What did you do?


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

13 thoughts on “Blogging Etiquette

  1. Wow, that’s a scary occurrence! I’m sorry to hear you had to delete your entire blog just to keep him away, Penny. 😦

    Im grateful to be one of the lucky ones who have nice followers like yourself! I hope you don’t encounter any more scary ones nowadays. 😀❤️


  2. I’ve had a few trolls leave nasty comments on my blog, not just for me but aimed at other bloggers as well. As I moderate all comments before they appear on my blog, they don’t end up in the comments section of my blog, and I never respond to any of those comments. I mark them all as spam and then delete them from the spam folder. ‘Don’t feed the trolls’ is a saying I’ve heard said many times around the blogging world.


  3. Yeah, I have this guy who’s really creepy about my blog. He digs up posts that I delete, talks about me and my blog in a disparaging manner on his blog and social media sites, links other people to my blog, comments and trolls on my blog under fake identities and claims he’s filed a police report against me over things that were said on my blog. I filed a police report on him. WordPress doesn’t give an option for blocking people.


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