Like Joe Young in Orgazmo we sometimes get into things we don’t understand and find ourselves in the outhouse. Thanks to Sundance Channel for the analogy.
Blogging can be like that too. Security and control vs. free exchange of ideas.
Some places make it pretty obvious they want more info before you swim in the pool.
Others let you feel at home and welcome you to the group, but if you post and get two or three idiot call outs, sit back and watch for a while to find out what’s what, and who’s who.
Different software packages offer different options as well, so keep abreast of the situation and remember you’re in a stranger’s home. Nobody likes the home teachers stopping by at dinnertime to teach a lesson. Apologize sincerely when the going gets tuff but being banned for life from the site is about the worst that can happen and that may turn out to be a badge of honor some places.
Colleen said it yesterday so clearly.
Respect brings people together; fear drives them apart.