The online world/blogosphere is filled with tons of amazing tips and advice on how to be a super- dynamic-the-bees-knees-type blogger. However, I am fairly certain that there is not nearly as much information about what to NOT do available for those of us whose blog is an important part of their livelihood.
After blogging actively for over eight years, I am sure I could muster up some useful tips and what-to-avoid-type tidbits of wisdom. But instead of boring you with volumes of information about funky apps or which web host to avoid, I will make it all short-n-sweet for you. I can sum up what to not do as a blogger in one simple phrase: Don’t be a Blogger Behaving Badly.
I think as bloggers we all have a certain amount of responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity and work to be role models for those who are new to blogging. That integrity needs to also be accompanied by a big dose of common sense along with the need to treat others as we wish to be treated. We’ve all witnessed virtual catfights on social media that would put the Real Housewives of New Jersey to shame, but in my world having integrity and common sense equates to behaving like civilized adults on and offline. Just as things can get heated quickly on social media, these situations also occur within the confines of our blogs as well.
For those times when you are on the receiving end of a Blogger Behaving Badly (someone who feels compelled to be bold and brave within the confines of your comment section) I don’t recommend responding in a fit of anger. (more…)
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