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To congrat or not
Blog Posted:9/18/2011 10:20:00 AM
I read Chris' blog with interest and I wanted to thank him for bringing this to light. I'd love to know how you all feel about 'congrats' messages in general.
Personally, I'll admit that I find it very hard to keep up with all the congrats and often stare in horror at the number of contest results I've missed - sometimes too many to even personalise a congratulatory message. I feel awful when that happens, but I don't wish to upset anyone by not being sporting. Particularly when Soup is on a go slow, I find by the time I've congratulated winners there's little time left to actually read poems and leave comments - and no time to write a poem, LOL.
I know I'm not alone in struggling with sending congrats, so, do most members happily accept copy and paste messages of congratulations? Or would you prefer not to receive them, unless they are tailor made for you?
Also, I've often wondered what the correct etiquette is: should I congratulate the winners of every contest, or just the winners of contests I've placed in?
Finally, I've noticed that some members leave a 'congrats to all' comment under the sponsors' blogs. To me this seems like a very good idea - and leaves time to read poems and comment individually. What does everyone else think?
I hope I haven't upset anyone with this blog - the whole point of this is to not upset anyone!
Happy Sunday : )