The Blogger’s Code of Ethics

Ethics

I came across the bloggers’ code of ethics authored by Darren Barefoot and Julie Szabo, and I must say, this sample blogging policy would encourage a very good stead. Enjoy!

I will tell the truth.
I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of any publishing.I will never delete a post.
I will not delete comments unless they are spam or off-topic.
I will reply to e-mails and comments when appropriate and do so promptly.
I will strive for high quality with every post—including basic spellchecking.
I will stay on topic.
I will disagree with other opinions respectfully.
I will link to online references and original source materials directly.
I will disclose conflicts of interest.
I will keep private issues and topics private, since discussing private issues would jeopardize my personal and work relationships.

Source: Barefoot, D., & Szabo, J. (2010). Friends with benefits: A social media marketing handbook (p. 151). San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press Inc.

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