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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blogger integrity

Someone asked me, "Why are you so quiet about the Big Bad Blogger issue?"

First, I promised to keep this blog about silliness and shopping and fashion and frivolity.

Second, if you noticed, I don't really comment on issues. I didn't campaign for anyone in the elections, I didn't say anything about the bus hostage tragedy or about Hubert Webb's release... I just don't. The few times I did write about serious stuff (the Maguindanao Massacre and Ondoy), I got some negative comments.

Third, I address the sponsored posts issue in my FAQs.

So anyway. Here's what I have to say about that whole brouhaha:
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That's all.

7 comments:

  1. My blog is a personal blog too.

    Once, I created a post about a beauty product and I got this comment that irked me. It said: "Wow, parang sponsored ah!" I was insulted because I waited two months to be able to write it --- and I wrote it because I was amazed with the result.

    There are a lot of blogs that do not have personality anymore. I don't enjoy reading them. I do not have anything against their work... but you're right, bloggers should be more responsible.

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  2. You said it!

    Generally, I strive to remain upbeat in my posts...except for the occasional rant about my health issues, but before readers start bickering they should just choose not to read what disturbs them.

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  3. Crickette, yes, that's the sad thing about blogs now being infiltrated by PRs. Some people get suspicious.

    Duni, I am glad that you're doing so well! Health-wise, business-wise =)

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  4. Same here. I try to avoid "heavy" topics or issues on my blog. I don't even rant on my blog save for a few constructive criticisms. Even with the BBB brouhaha, I only stressed my belief in blogging with passion and integrity to preserve our credibility as responsible bloggers.
    Keep it up Topaz mom :)

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  5. :( This is so sad. Some people actually put time and effort into the blog to please the readers!

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  6. Couldn't agree more. I've had a kind of bad experience about not being careful about what I blogged years ago. I didn't expect that the person I was talking negatively about got to read my blog and it caused conflict to our friendship. That's why every blogger should really be careful. And I guess there should be blogging ethics, although that would be kind of hard for everyone to do.

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  7. Mom-Friday, yeah, the world is sad and painful enough already. Sometimes, our blogs are an escape so wag na mag-heavy drama, diba? =)

    Michelle, ya! I'm one of those bloggers who really take extra measures to make my readers happy! =)

    Wella, true, I was also irresponsible before. Almost caused my brother and his bride to break up with a stupid blog entry I wrote. Imagine how horrible I was!!! So now I'm super super careful because I never want to do anything so hurtful like that again.

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