10 Commandments of Blogging

HT: Clerical Whispers shares the story behind the 10 commandments of blogging loosely developed at the Godblogs event in England which was hosted by the Evangelical Alliance. The commandments were given in a “tongue-in-cheek” manner, a bit like my “Blogger’s Prayer” back in 2002, but they are pretty good nonetheless.

MosesskThe 10 Commandments of Blogging:

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 else’s 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.

Like the image of Moses? Me too! In fact, I found myself COVETING it! I IDOLIZED it! I would have KILLED for it! And eventually, I decided to dishonor my parents by stealing it and then reselling it on the Sabbath. Nahhh . . just kidding . . God knows my witness is false. Actually, the image is from Times Online.

UPDATE: Richard Hall points to news articles on the Times and Telegraph as well as some other blogger’s comments. Running commentary by Phil at ThinkHammer. Even better, Ben at Faith and Theology comes up with his own ten commandments. Where the heck was I when all this was going on? Oh yeah – I was in USA having just participated in GodblogCon, another Christian blogging conference on the other side of the pond.

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