Blogging responsibly (part 2)

blogging responsibly
Other considerations when it comes to blogging responsibly:

Check the information.
You might have gotten some information from other people and they passed it off as facts. If it is something that would shake the blogosphere, make sure that it is based on facts. It is better to do that than to be known as a rumor-monger. On the Internet, there are all sorts of information. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Think before you write. That or think again before publishing.
Sometimes you think about how easy it is to blog and click the publish button. That is probably why blogging became very popular. Instead of manually setting up your site to have different HTML files that you update manually, you have the blogging software do that for you. But when it comes to the materials on your blog, it will be all about your choice.

This is one of the toughest things to do when blogging. Sometimes, it is forgotten.

Whatever it is that you blog, remember that it will be there online almost forever, Even if you delete it, it is probably cached somewhere, like Google. Think about the implications of the things you write online. In case you are looking for jobs and you already wrote about the company you are applying for and you happen to have written a lot of negative things about it that you have not verified, it could be disastrous for you. Also, if you write about your personal life, and you name names on your blog, give too many details, you could be the one who will change their online persona for eternity because of what you have written.

It is true that our blogs are where we could be ourselves. But, as with offline relationships and networking, we could avoid uncessary conflicts if we are careful.

Originally posted on July 7, 2006 @ 1:50 am