Monday, January 24, 2011

Blogging with Integrity

You've seen this badge in many blogs. The idea is that a blogger signs a pledge that he will uphold his integrity when blogging.

The pledge is pretty simple. When you display the Blog with Integrity badge in your site, you adhere to the principles that the website is espousing.

Here's the full text of the pledge:.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Big Bad Blogger and Other Blogger Horror Stories

Much has been said about the big bad blogger. If you haven’t read about it, you can read it here. I find it satisfying that the bad practices of some bloggers have been exposed. There are a lot of decent bloggers but there are also bad apples. And the bad apples are not just newbie bloggers but some are active and considered influential bloggers.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

To Comment or To Not Comment?

Bloggers love it when readers comment in their posts, right? But what if the comment is not to the blogger's favor? What if the comment is negative? Do you delete the comment or publish it, anyway?

There's this one active and very influential blogger that we will hide under the name "Whimsical." Recently, Whimsical and blogger-friends had a photo shoot for a not-so-reputable establishment. The photos came out and Whimsical proudly showed these in the blog. (Note: all characters will be called "he" to avoid giving away the identities.)