My Rules Of

Inspired by @BWN_7 @shanaz @LeahG @justjills @jennifergster @andersun @eriknmichaelssrn @mnickwrites @Boogie @solena @kcupcaker and @angusisley who started this in October of 2015... I think. πŸ€”... I stand corrected, it was started by @sophia. 😊
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    Push notifications on.
    My obsession with clearing out notification bubbles keeps me engaged here. Some days I'm really busy and catching up on a few lists is a good way to take a break and reset my brain.
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    List notifications on... Sometimes.
    I only have them on for about a dozen of the people that I follow. The reasons vary depending on the person. I make time for those no matter what I have going on, even if I can't get around to my feed.
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    If it's good, ❀️ it.
    I've been on for 103 days, and given out 5051 ❀️'s. Just under 50 a day, and I've taken days off. (Not bragging, but like to "like" things) I also read and actually like the thinks that I ❀️. I have a wide range of tastes and a pretty open mind, so I take in a lot of different content from I learned from the queen of ❀️s @kcupcaker.
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    Feed first, then trending and featured.
    Honestly most days I don't check trending or featured. I am an introvert and sometimes I don't want to leave my little circle. There's more than enough good things in my feed, and honestly I don't care about what's popular unless it was by someone that I know.
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    ❀️ and πŸ” new users lists.
    Everyone was new sometime, I still am to some of you. I like to think that if I relist for the new people, I can help them connect with my followers, and get them involved in the community.
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    See a negative list, move along.
    I'm not here to argue or feel bad about myself so if your list has "why I hate" in the title, I'm probably not going to read it unless it looks funny.
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    πŸ” the really good ones no matter what.
    Most people have more followers than me, but I still relist their lists. It's just my way of saying "good shit! πŸ‘πŸΌ". I have 2267 relists so I'm a little more choosy about what I πŸ”.
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    Don't obsess over getting likes.
    Not everyone shares my sense of humor and that's totally fine. I also use several words that the grammar police don't care for, and that's ok too. My list with the fewest likes changed my life, so it's staying there forever.
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    Don't block unless I have to.
    I have around 5 people blocked and the only reason is because all or most of their lists are extremely negative and I don't want them in me feed. I'm not sure if I've been blocked by anyone, but I'm guessing I have. I'm an old, health-nut, pothead, blue collar white dude. Most people have plenty of reasons not to like me right there. Speaking of which...
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    Old dude rules apply.
    Like @andersun I know what I shouldn't comment on and/or like. My kids are the same age as some listers, so I usually just avoid the young crowd. If I do see something good of theirs, I'll still like it. I only read the ones that are about TV or pets though.
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    Leave comments.
    As I've mentioned before I'm not an outgoing person at all, so I still have to give myself a little pep talk before leaving any non emoji comments. If I leave a comment that means I really really liked your list, because it actually motivated me to interact with another human....something I'm not very good at.
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    Always respond to comments.
    Should be a no-brainer, but if you take the time to leave a comment, I will respond 99.9% of the time.
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    Fulfill all list requests first.
    If I'm lucky enough to get a request, that immediately becomes the next list I will publish. I usually try to get to them right away, but sometimes it can take a week.
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    Appreciate people's time.
    All of my lists end with "thanks for reading" for a reason. If someone takes time out of their day to look at my nonsense, I genuinely appreciate it, and I hope you don't feel like you wasted that time.
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    Try not to go on too long...
    I just realized I have way too many rules. Sorry about that.