The Evangelical Alliance has published the new Ten Commandments of Blogging to “give bloggers a moral edge in a virtual age.” Based loosely on the real Ten Commandments from the Old Testament, the revamped version provides guidance in online communication.
The 10 Blogging Commandments were decided when Evangelical Alliance hosted a gathering for Christian bloggers called GodBlogs on 23 September 2008 at its Headquarters, Whitefield House, in London. The event was designed to give Christian bloggers an opportunity to network face-to-face and to think through a godly approach to blogging.
10 Blogging Commandments
- You shall not put your blog before your integrity.
- You shall not make an idol of your blog.
- You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.
- Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.
- Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.
- You shall not murder someone elses honour, reputation or feelings.
- You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.
- You shall not steal another person’s content.
- You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.
- You shall not covet your neighbour’s blog ranking. Be content with your own content.
Most of these blogging rules make sense and are essential for good blogging etiquette (and to avoid legal hassles). What do you think about these Blogging Commandments? Do you follow them?