After nine days of writing on ‘Blogging Ethics’ we can safely assume that you as a reader have understood where we come from. While speaking on blogging and its associated ways, community is the only movement that counts.

And as an expert or a newbie there are multiple instances in a year (or even a month) that you join a new Blogging group.

Under such circumstances what are the rules to play by? What should be the unspoken etiquette of joining a Blogging group.

1 There is an Admin for you to respect

When you join a Blogging Group it is almost necessary that they own a set of rules and a group of people to administer through them. The virtue of a group depends on this structure. Many times both rules and people are not clearly defined as such but exist in spirit. As a member of the group it is but your first duty to respect this structure.

2 Identify the key takeaway of the group

All groups are formed for a definitive purpose. That purpose is what brings people together. Identify it before joining and follow through once you have become a part of same. We at Blogchatter notice that many people despite being active members of blogging groups, forget to imbibe this. It breaks down the very purpose of group’s inception.

For example, at Blogchatter we place immense stress on reading, commenting and sharing each other’s blogs. If this doesn’t appeal to someone we have seen it usually breaks down the system at our end.

3 Engage pro-actively and constructively

Of course then comes the day to day workings of the group. As members most people forget that the spirit that collects them together is engagement. Interactions and conversations. Follow a set of rules while doing so. Meet people on a middle ground and not force your ways. Always circle certain conversations that find favor with you as an expert or enthusiast and contribute.

4 Groups and Ambitions

A lot many times most groups break down because of ill-will or ill-placed ambitions of members. In blogging where this is all the more important that spirit of community runs through at all times, these emotions play havoc. Leaders, even in an online world are identified through a more natural process and gunning down your opinions works quite opposite to this process. While it is natural for people to own ambitions and strive for better conditions, in a group this should at all times be exhibited employing the above three rules of: Respect admins, rules. Stick to the key takeaway. Engage pro-actively and constructively.

As always, if you have a point you wish to add do tell us, we will add to our mix here.

Around the challenge we have built up a rather interesting festival as well called the Blogchatter Writing Festival– celebrating the blogger to author journey.

Did we say author?

Oh wait. Have you not seen last year’s post challenge Blogchatter Ebook carnival? Championed by Chitra Divakaruni we received twenty six ebooks during the month of May all self-published by our community members.

This time we have eight popular authors who are coming along as part of our mentor program for festival, taking up special twitter chats and facebook live sessions to further your publishing dream. Read more here: Blogchatter Writing Festival

As part of Festival we will once again be opening our portals for your self-published ebooks (in case you choose to convert your April blogging challenge into one). You can ping us here or anywhere you find us for queries, etc.

This month we will also be taking up the #AtoZChallenge with you. Celebrating better blogging across platforms through our theme:

Blogging Ethics

Add your post below in the linky and take a deep dive into the sea of blogs that gets connected with us ! You can also add your link to our Blogchatter Reading List– Discover more blogs and get discovered !