Thursday, August 02, 2007

13 reasons not to be a blogger behaving badly...

  1. Judge not, least yea be judged -- I'm not a bible kinda girl, but it does contain some very wise truths.
  2. Readers - If some of them are anything like me, if you cross the line, I don't bother buying anymore. I can't be bothered supporting your bad behaviour.
  3. Editors - they blog surf just as much as we do, and first impressions are not the only ones that count.
  4. Time - Blogging is enough of a time sink (you know it is!), but starting a blog war that rages for days, weeks, hell even months? Meh, what a waste of freaking time.
  5. Reputation - Do you really want to be remembered as a blogger who behaved badly?
  6. Karma - Kismet, whatever. Unpleasantness only begets further unpleasantness. It'll be back to bite you in the ass at some stage.
  7. You can put your evil schemes to work for ... oh, I don't know, solving world peace or something small like that. After all if you've got time to hunt down google caches, urls, ip addresses and all the rest a cure for cancer should be a piece of cake.
  8. Seriously, it gets old after a while - just like reruns of Friends. It was great the first time round, even the second and third, but it's on, what the 20th rerun now? It's done.
  9. Highschool was, for most of us, over 10 years ago -- more like 20 for some -- classroom style, but-she-said vendettas are so passe
  10. Gossips always get it in the end -- or at least end up married to the guy glued to his armchair, wearing a wifebeater, and demanding a beer ... or a hairnet ala Ena Sharples:
  11. ewww... Ena Sharples ... could be worse, you could end up like Bet:
  12. I'll leave 12 and 13 up to you, I've got a WIP to polish up!


14 comments:

Malcolm: said...

Your TT is something that all bloggers should keep in mind. Thanks for sharing.

The Rock Chick said...

Hmmmm.....I've never had any of these happen to me so I must be behaving ok! LOL I am really interested in the evil blog schemes, though! I admit it!

Happy TT!
Jessica The Rock Chick

impworks said...

Your list sums up why I have a list of topics I won't blog about.

Jennifer Dunne said...

A very good list. Sadly, I suspect the people who most need it, will either never read it, or be unable to recognize their own actions on it.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Yeah, I stopped poking the evil wench who was bad mouthing me all over town in my blog. She's just not worth the stress.

Shannon said...

I hate drama...there is no need for it in the blog world. It is so much easier just to go to another page. What's the point? Great list, I hope the people who need it listen. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You go, girl!!

Emily Veinglory said...

Methinks a few people need to learn to leeeet iiiiit goooo. My new month's resolution is to not blog about blogsqualls over trivial issues, or about the RWA or RT, any more.

Luka said...

Karma is more the perfume I wear, it's a really good way to live yor life ;-)

I'm a TT too - http://www.incogblogo.net

Christine d'Abo said...

Ahmen! It's scary what some people will say out there. Never burn bridges people...

Lisa Andel said...

Great list.
And something I hope everyone keeps in mind.

Lesley said...

Ohh I had someone be rude to me in a comment last week, but I was a good girl. ;) I prefer to kill with kindess rather than snark. Well snark's fun sometimes too. hehe

Emily Veinglory said...

I aim for snark lite. Honest but not malicious ;)

dawn said...

Great list -
I would add - don't post in anger - wait 24 hours then if you still feel strongly post. I just has someone post what I felt was a nasty comment during the blogathon and since I was at hour 22 I almost fired back but held off until I had some sleep - was unimportant once I was rested