A decade ago, no one had heard of the term. But today, blogs are – for individuals and businesses like – a feature of everyday life. Now anyone with an Internet connection has the ability to broadcast their innermost thoughts and their analysis of current events, whether anybody is reading or not.
But the anonymity and safe distance that blogs allow means they can also be a hot bed of bickering, slander and ill-informed rant.
In the face of such online immorality, one Christian organisation has taken it upon itself to provide a little spiritual guidance for the age of Web 2.0.
The Evangelical Alliance, an organisation that represents multiple churches and denominations, has drawn up the Ten Commandments of Blogging. They are as follows:
We’ll leave you with some related words of wisdom from the American satirist HL Mencken: “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”