The Net Commandments

by Richard on September 27, 2008

Ruth Gledhill has the Ten Commandments of Blogging which sort of came out of the bloggers’ gathering the other day.

For what it’s worth, I don’t like them at all. And I don’t like the way they’ve been brought out. It was a good day in London, but I really don’t see how this has helped us as bloggers.

I had an email from EA asking that there shouldn’t be any blogging about this until after the Times’ article came out. But since Ms Gledhill has gone public, there’s no harm in following it up.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

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Kim 09.27.08 at 8:54 am

Pompous, or what!

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Olive Morgan 09.27.08 at 9:20 am

Yes, Richard, it was a good day in London and I felt that something good come of it. I am still in a staate of shock at waht is being published and wish to dissociate myself from it. I thought the idea was to draw up a sort of moral code that all bloggers (not just Christian ones) could follow. To do this, I told them, the new code would have to be in language that all would understand, not just in church speak. I objected to it being tied in with the OT Ten Commandments for this reason, because (sadly) many younger bloggers do not know the Ten Commandments and because Jesus gave us a New Commandment. Young bloggers will hoot with laughter and throw it in the recycle bin without a further glance. A great opportunity has been missed here, largely because of the undue haste with which it was sent to the Press. The revised code that we were sent for us to comment upon that same day bore no resemblance to the code we had discussed on the day and I gave a great deal of time and thought to my comments, which have been largely disregarded, it seems. It would have been better if we had all been allowed a preview of what they wished to publish before it was sent to the Press. Such a pity!

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Bene Diction 09.27.08 at 11:54 pm

Olive, I am so sorry.
I saw your comment over at the Times also.

Quite the bait and switch, this goes beyond a hasty release to media and good for Ruth for getting it out there.

I do hope those that attended speak up as you and Richard have.

Orotundity, Kim, orotundity indeed.

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Mark Meynell 09.30.08 at 8:33 am

Hi Richard et al - i think it is a shame that the whole day has been overshadowed by the business about the commandments. I enjoyed the day as it was a lot. ho hum.

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Richard 09.30.08 at 9:09 am

I agree with you there, Mark.

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