Ten Commandments of Blogging

A week ago, I had a very pleasent lunch with Krish Kandiah of the Evangelical Alliance talking about how to get British Churches more interested in the Bible. Today, Krish has taken a step up in the social stakes and gets a mention in Times columnist Ruth Gledhill’s blog. The context is the outcome of a Christian Blogger’s meeting held a while ago which I missed because I was in another meeting. The Christian bloggers came out with an excellent ten commandments of blogging.

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.

Read Ruth’s full article here. I should say, that I find Ruth to be one of the best Christian bloggers around, her posts are consistently interesting and well written. Then again, Ruth is a journalist and gets paid for it. Perhaps we amateurs are not so bad after all. I should also say that the goat’s cheese and onion marmalde sandwhich from the Six Bells in Thame while meeting with Krish was worthy of a whole blog post of its own.

Update: Doug isn’t very keen on this list (though he might have enjoyed the Six Bells) and he has some good reflections on what is missing.

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2 replies on “Ten Commandments of Blogging”

I love the 10 Commandments. I need to follow no. 2 and no. 4 a bit better and I particularly like no. 8: I had a team mate copy and paste my whole post once, picture and everything, then she wrote and asked if that was okay. At least she asked. But not until afterwards!

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