The 10 Commandments of blogging

October 1, 2008

The Ten CommandmentsThe London-based Evangelical Alliance has posted its “10 Blogging Commandments.”

1. You shall not put your blog before your integrity.

2. You shall not make an idol of your blog.

3. You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.

4. Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.

5. Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.

6. You shall not murder someone else’s honour, reputation or feelings.

7. You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.

8. You shall not steal another person’s content.

9. You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.

10. You shall not covet your neighbour’s blog ranking. Be content with your own content.

Any ideas for a good 11th Commandment?

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[...] Well, set out not to be outdone, the London-based Evangelical Alliance has posted its own version of – originally entitled – “The Ten Blogging Commandments.” [...]

The English “Godbloggers” obviously used the original Ten Commandments as their model for the bloggers’ commandments.
In case you didn’t catch the news earlier this year, psychology professor Benny Shanon,from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, revealed that Moses was probably high on an hallucinogenic drug (from acadia tree bark — frequently mentioned in the bible — when he received the ten commandments, high on Mount Sinai.

Oh, he also believes that the story of Moses and the burning bush has all the signs of a psychedelic trip.

I’ve written more on both the Godbloggers and Moses at: http://www.ethicsoup.com
Sharon McEachern

Surely No 7 was what the web was invented for?

Posted by Sam Tana | Report as abusive

I love this list! There is a lot to convict me here–from the Sabbath, and the call to be content.

As for an eleventh, I’d say all of these can be summed up into the two greatest commandments:

Love the Lord your God with all your blog posts, your RSS feeds, and your comments. And love your fellow bloggers as yourself.