What Do You Think of Your Blog?

Recently I left a blog that offended me. The hurtful words were right there in the title of the post. I felt lumped in with a group of people the blog owner doesn’t seem to like. I realize it was not meant as a personal affront, but it affected me nonetheless.

My BlogIt brought me back to when I first began to write online. This is great, I thought. I have a blog;  I can say whatever I want. I didn’t realize there can be a price.

Like the first mistake I ever made. It taught me a hard lesson: every word I say on the Internet goes out for all the world to read. I now go the nth degree to make sure what I post is correct. I don’t always make it.

The other day for instance, I called someone by the wrong name in a comment I left on their blog. Immediately, I received a detailed e-mail to bring the mistake to my attention.

I will never be higher than what I think of myself. I can also apply this to my blog. It is funny, serious, or intimate … but never mean. My blog will always hold to a higher standard.

Poor manners in the blog-o-sphere can take a toll on all bloggers. I have heard conversations where blogs are laughed at, thought of as a joke. Now that gets my attention. Therefore, I take “A Blogger’s Pledge” that Maxi’s Comments will not:

  • Spread rumors
  • Use foul language
  • Resort to name-calling
  • Give false information
  • Make false accusations
  • Treat others with disrespect
  • Intentionally hurt someone
  • Show disdainful images

 Maybe there is something you would like to add…

 May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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