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Are you a Humane Blogger?

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As I am approaching my seventh month in blogging, I realized how hard it is to be one. While I know that there are many ways to earn money on-line as well as to be popular, I feel that I am slow on both as compared with my contemporaries. Although I can say that this blog has improved a lot since day one, I still have a lot of things to do to improve more. However, I just cannot do what others are doing just to be popular and get easy money. Here are some of them that I cannot take.

Useless posts and comments

Making informative posts require patience, effort and time. Some bloggers think it is enough to make regular posts even though they are meaningless. Search engines love the attractive keywords if you are good in using them. But unfortunately, there are bloggers who post comments to gain for themselves and not really intended to share honest point of views. There are even those who just ride on the popularity of a blog but if you dig deeper, there is no sincerity in their words.

Character assassination

It is very easy to destroy someone in the Internet using Youtube and through a blog. There are blog topics that are about scandals, malicious content and full of hatred. While blogging is a personal journal where we are free to say everything we want, this freedom is being abused. I do not believe that a popular personality or artist should suffer from opinionated and judgmental eyes. It is also sad that some bloggers join the blogosphere just to express their revenge over someone instead of doing it legally. Freedom is not free, it is a responsibility.

Sexual harassment

Although these filthy creatures are not rapist, they use their blogs to expose their sexual desires. I may sound hypocrite if I will say that I do not want to see naked girls, but I truly believe that blogs should not be used as mediums. They forget that blogs are for everybody including children as young as 12 years old. If they want to want to post adult content, they should give very strict restrictions. Although it is the duty of parents to guide them, we as bloggers also have a share of responsibility.

Users and re-users

It is annoying that some bloggers pretend by using popular names just to be popular too. Apparently, the poor owner does not realize that he is being used improperly until such time that he will feel the effect. On the other hand, it is easier to copy quality content from others, or change a few words and call it their own. Although there are ways to track them, the damage has been done. It is time consuming and frustrating for the real owner of the content. If you are not a smart reader, you will barely notice it.

Greed for money

It is but natural to monetize our blogs to get something in return for our effort and hard work. However, there are bloggers who are impatient and they thought that it is easy to be rich through blogging. They will do anything just to earn money. There are those who intentionally hide their ads so that you will accidentally click on them. There are also fake members of popular communities who use the opportunity to invite visitors to their sites. We should avoid them or better yet, we should report them at once.

It is easy to be human, but it is hard to be humane.

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5 comments:

  theworkingmom

May 1, 2008 at 7:48 AM

Great post as usual, Guardian Angel! I hope I fall under the "humane" category. :)

Joey
http://www.joeymd.com
http://the-working-mom.blogspot.com

  Guardian Angel

May 1, 2008 at 11:57 AM

You sure do, Doc Joey. Being frank and judgmental are two different characteristics. The former means honest while the latter is exaggerated.

Thanks for admiring this post.

  nepspeed82

May 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM

True.

Do you think blog scrapers are humane bloggers too?

  nepspeed82

May 1, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Sorry, I hit publish too early.

cont.
Do you think blog scrapers are humane too if they comment in your blog and gives you traffic through your scraped content? Nothing, just an idea.

  Guardian Angel

May 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM

No problem with the early hit, Nep.

Anyway, that's the problem with traffic. It is NOT related to being humane.

As Wiki says about blog scrapers, this scraped content it is used for splog (spam blog). Scraping a portion of a content can also damage the original owner.

If someone copies a content from a blog without asking permission (although it has a link back to the site) is like stealing and therefore can be called INHUMANE (or NOT HUMANE).

However, it will be very much different if you use your own words to describe the content, or if you quote them to give emphasis on the content.

Hope that satisfies your question. This is just my opinion, based on what I understand.

Thanks for dropping by.