I've always wondered about this in the back of my mind, but never gave it TOO much thought, until lately. My sis-in-law started a blog the other day. FINALLY. I've been after her for ages. She is completely new to it, I've been blogging for a year and half, almost. So she asked about my blog roll, "do you know everyone on it?"
Well, yes and no. Most of them I do, like I actually have seen them or know them personally. A few people I only know through their blog, but yet I feel like I've known them all my life. You know how that goes right? That got me thinking...
There are tons of blogs I look at, but never comment because I don't know these people from Adam, nor do they know me. Often we end up having a mutual friend, but sometimes I just 'end' up at their blog magically. Lately I've been venturing out... (oh... I know.. big steps) I've been commenting on peoples blogs that I 'stalk' (translated: always view, never comment). Whether or not a 'blog friendship' will evolve, who knows. But I figure if people didn't want every Tom, Dick and Harry viewing their pictures or thoughts, they'd have it private. Right?
So my question(s) is: Do you comment on blogs of strangers, or just people you know? And is there an etiquette to follow when blogging?