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.
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