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The 10 Commandments Of Blogging

And lo, the heavens opened and these commandment were handed down…

Okay, not really. Truth is I surveyed a large group of bloggers and asked them what they suggest when it comes to the Ten Commandments of blogging. I then moshed the 483 commandments that were suggested down into ten.

I must ask forgiveness because I have, indeed, broken many of these commandments personally and might indeed continue to do so. I’m trying.

Also, I must ask that thou remember that these commandments are largely tongue in cheek and are not, in fact, biblical or legal or real in any way.

Ahem.

Enjoy!

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  • Thou Shalt Be True To Thyself 1 of 10
    Thou Shalt Be True To Thyself
    Thou shall write for yourself and your readers, and thou shalt not sell thy soul to brands.
  • Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors Statistics 2 of 10
    Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors Statistics
    Thou shall remember to compare thyself to thyself and not that famous blogger.
  • Thou Shall Remember To Unplug 3 of 10
    Thou Shall Remember To Unplug
    Thou must remember there is no blogging without living life.
  • Thou Shall Honor Thy Fellow Bloggers 4 of 10
    Thou Shall Honor Thy Fellow Bloggers
    Thou must limit thy trashtalking and belitting of thy fellow bloggers.
  • Thou Shalt Remember Thou Art More Than Numbers 5 of 10
    Thou Shalt Remember Thou Art More Than Numbers
    Thou shalt remember to not allow stats to drive thou self crazy.
  • Thou Shalt Have An Attractive Blog 6 of 10
    Thou Shalt Have An Attractive Blog
    Which means thou shalt not have autoplay music or use comic sans or papyrus fonts on thy blog.
  • Thou Shall Remember That One Must Be Professional 7 of 10
    Thou Shall Remember That One Must Be Professional
    If thou longs to be treated as a professional, thou must honor deadlines and resist the urge to backhand PR folks.
  • Thou Shall Comment As Thou Wishes To Be Commented Upon 8 of 10
    Thou Shall Comment As Thou Wishes To Be Commented Upon
    Thou shall strive to remember that behind every blog is a person and thou must comment accordingly.
  • Thou Shall Disclose 9 of 10
    Thou Shall Disclose
    If thou receives a gift or monies from a brand, thou must disclose the relationship.
  • Thou Must Not Feel Guilt About Being Paid 10 of 10
    Thou Must Not Feel Guilt About Being Paid
    If thou does the work, thou must accept the pay and banish the guilt.

Bloggers that offered suggestions include:

Kelby Carr of Type-A Parent

Julie Pron of Just Precious

Danielle Liss of Kitten a Go-Go

Rajean of Because I Said So

Kadi of Our Seven Seeds

Dresden of Creating Motherhood

Emily of Colorado Moms

Tara of Feels Like Home

Lisa of Crazy Adventures In Parenting

Andrea of Lil Kid Things

writes here at MomCrunch as well as at her own blog, Uppercase Woman. She is an utter social media geek.

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