10 Blog Guidelines

December 14, 2010

Ten guidelines I use for blogging:

1. I don’t try to make my blog like anyone else’s blog.

2. I try to keep my entries on the short side.

3. I don’t want to repeat myself or say the same thing over and over just to prove my point.

4. I watch out for TMI and over-sharing (you’re welcome).

5. I am careful about what I say and how I say it.

6. I am careful about what I share about other people. How would Jonas feel if he read this story about himself on my blog? Is Jason okay with me sharing that story? Would I be worried about this person or that person reading what I’ve written about him/her? When in doubt, I don’t use names, keep the details vague or ask the person I want to write about if it’s okay.

7. If I don’t feel like writing, I don’t force it.

8. If I can take a picture to go with the entry, rather than using one from google images or another online database, I do.

9. I try to give credit where credit is due. If I’m using another blog entry to jumpstart my blog entry or my thought processes, I work it into the post.

10. I write for me, not for you (I am grateful that you read what I write–thanks!).