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Following the Rules of Blogging

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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We are back for another exciting feature in the "Blogging for Business" series and today it's all about following Blogosphere Rules. We are not one big FREE for ALL and it's important to know that there are certain rules to follow to keep you on the right side of things. Here are a few rules you need to adhere to as a Blogger.

Publish Original Content: If you've been an avid reader of this Blog you would have realized I've stressed this in almost every "Blog" related post so it must be important. Yes! you can recycle content on the Internet and even Books in your own words. You must not take content from somewhere else word for word for your site. That's plagiarism! You can get sued!



Provide Attribution: This really means you should always have links to your sources. This can be done in any way you choose. Let's say for example you did an informational post where you got a bulk of the info from a website , you would then link that.

Eg. 1 Women make up 70% of the world's population according to www.womenintheworld.com or you can link a key word in the sentence . N.B this is not a real website and information is not realisti

Don't Publish Spam: I wish there was a "Spam Police" but there is not. Don't go around leaving links and comments multiple times on other Blogs and Websites. This will be viewed as spam. If you really want to get noticed , there are other ways and other things you can do.


Be Nice: It's never a good idea to attack another person's Blog or Business in a hateful manner. You can however leave constructive criticisms in a diplomatic way so that the person can take something from what you have to say. Nobody likes a Cyber Bully and that is exactly what you are when you don't play nice.

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2 comments on "Following the Rules of Blogging"
  1. I completely agree with the first and last point made. Always, always make sure you are publishing your own original words. Plagiarism is a real thing, and it sucks! The internet is also full of nasty people, so don't be one of those people! Remember the golden rule, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" :) Good post!

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  2. Hi Rachyl,
    I'm so glad you liked this post :-) Too many people go around stealing content and calling it their own and let's not talk about those Cyber Bullies

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