Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blogging With Integrity

I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to blog responsibly.  If you've read my About Me page, you know I'm a Christian, and because of that I believe the words of 1 Corinthians 10:31: "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."  That includes blogging.


So what does that mean practically?  First of all, this is an excellent article on the subject.  Personally, as a style blogger, these are the standards I try and hold to:

  • Always dress modestly.  If I wouldn't wear it in public, don't post it.
  • Don't complain.
  • Never shy away from talking about my beliefs when the occasion calls for it.
  • Be encouraging to other bloggers rather than tearing them down.
  • Think before I post.  (How is this post glorifying to God?)
  • Keep personal problems personal.  They have no place on my blog.
  • Ask myself, "Is there a point to this post?"  Don't post just for the sake of putting a post up.
  • Make sure the rest of my life is taken care of before blogging (dishes, walk the dog, cleaning, etc.).
  • In the same spirit, only check my site stats once a day.
I admit, I have fallen short on a few of these in the past.  I've spent time complaining about how rotten I'm feeling that day, and I've posted stupid things without a second thought.  Hence the addition of things like Recipe Monday and Weekly Blessings into my blogging schedule.  I'm trying to find a balance between "frivolous" outfit posts and "real" posts.  When I do post outfits, I try not to spend the entire post talking about my clothes or what I got the last time I went shopping.  

What do you think? What are some standards you try and hold to when blogging?

2 comments:

  1. I think this is a great post. I often fail at blogging with integrity... I find myself complaining much to much about things that aren't important. That's why I recently stopped blogging about my job. I also try and keep my private life private. And I dress modestly, but I've really cut back on my OOTD posts. Lately I've been blogging about my 2012 word of the year, easy weeknight recipes and book reviews. And I try to talk about my faith when I feel it will do some good.

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  2. @Maggie B. Thanks for the comment Maggie! It is a daily challenge to be sure!

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