Saturday, 27 September 2008

The ten commandments of blogging

Ruth Gledhill is reporting that the Evangelical Alliance will on Monday publish the new Ten Commandments of Blogging. You can also read the Times Online news story on this. And here are the commandments:

1. You shall not put your blog before your integrity.
2. You shall not make an idol of your blog.
3. You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.
5. Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.
6. You shall not murder someone else’s honour, reputation or feelings.
7. You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.
8. You shall not steal another person’s content.
9. You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.
10.You shall not covet your neighbour's blog ranking. Be content with your own content.

The commandments are one of the results of the Evangelical Alliance's seminar for Godblogs. Read Ruth's post here.

So now we have a list of commandments telling us what not to do to so as to blog better, how about "10 permissions" - Ute Ranke Heinemann once rewrote the ten commandments calling them Die Zehn Erlaubnisse.
So what would your ten pieces of positive advice on how to blog be?
Ruth Gledhill probably give a good starting point - even if it is in the English of the King James Bible - calling her piece "Thou shalt ... blog"

2 Comments:

Lac19 said...

did anyone ask for these 'commandments'?

Jane said...

apparently not
there's some discussion that these commandments were not really the main agenda item and there's a bit of dissent out htere about the way the EA has put this in the public domain