ETIQUETTE*– definition. is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.
BLOG*- (a contraction of the term “web log”) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Therefore Blogging Etiquette is the code of behaviour that bloggers show in writing. Blogging is also an Independent Journalism, that doesn’t answer to a higher position like editor on what to write about and how it should be written. This is the democracy of writing and publishing the blogger’s thoughts and opinions on his/her blog.
Lately, as there are more and more bloggers are out there all over the world who writes about almost anything. From formal topics, issues, current affairs, fashion, etc…upto the topics that creates controversy like gossips, rumours, etc. It is multimedia really. Whatever the blogger wants to write about whether it is in his point of view or the others’. However he would like it to appear, the blogger has the power to influence its readers with his opinion.
Although for some reason, there things that some bloggers doesn’t understand in writing. When you publish a written document, you are preaching it, at the same time it is very hypocritical to preach without practice. My question is, Do blogger’s that preach blogging etiquette practice it? I should say, they don’t if they don’t even know how to practice REAL etiquette.
I myself, has been in trouble with all of these. Admitting I’ve used photos of private people(?) from Photobucket(which is an image sharing site) without permission as they have insist I didn’t ask permission to use it so it is beyond blogging etiquette. When in my opinion, uploading it on a photo/video sharing site like Youtube and Photobucket, everyone knows it is open in public to use. Copyright is null and void. Yet, upon their request I did delete it, although they have to write nasty about what happened (which they truly didn’t know the whole story).
I say, Responsible Blogging should also be implemented by the bloggers and they should have researched more as well as joining sharing websites if they prefer it to be private.