Responsible Blogging 2013 is a campaign calling upon the entire online community in Malaysia to rally for and support an ethical climate in the blogosphere for our mutual benefit. Let’s join together and show that we care.
The goal - 1,000,000 engagements; 2000 Bloggers; 9 Brands. Stand up for responsible blogging.
Responsible blogging’s core concept is built on 9 Pillars:
Do check the verity of your information
You and your blog are one. You represent your blog and your blog represents you. What has been blogged would reflect you as a person. If data and facts are incorrect, it will tarnish your credibility greatly. No one wants to read a blog with wrong information. They’ve got gossip bloggers to do that work for you.
Do be aware of the country’s Copyright Law
Yeah, yeah, we know. Law books has a whole load of words to be read. But we’re not asking you to memorize the whole book and its sections. Just remember not to copypaste and publish stuff that is not your original idea. The rightful owner can sue you for copyright infringement and things can get ugly.
Get Rewarded/Paid Ethically
While bloggers are ought to get rewarded in many ways, we encourage bloggers to get rewarded in ethical manner. Crowdpot provide the by far the most ethical approach to any sponsored blogpost. It is a way of revolutionizing online tipping and responsible blogging for readers to decide on which blogpost (content) to tip based on what they think is good. Check out thumb-tipping.
Do write a Disclaimer
Sometimes we might get carried away with our strong opinions about an issue. However if you work for an organization, it is a good idea to include a disclaimer to protect you and the company. Remember to state that your viewpoints do not represent the company and they are solely yours.
Be Transparent With Sponsored Posts
You do not want to be branded as an ambassador for a certain company because every time you talk about that brand, your readers will equate you to it and that loses your credibility. Be flexible and be a friend to all.
Do know that you are answerable for your blog
We might get carried away while blogging about an issue or just our thoughts on a certain dish, but should you give any wrong information (by accident), just apologize. No harm in saying sorry. Plus, it saves you the time and effort in defensing yourself later.
Don’t forget to give credits
Just in case you share from someone else (because the content is too good to not be shared), remember that you should always give due credit to its rightful owner. It’s like saying ‘thank you’ to someone who has just given you a box of chocolates.
Do regard your readers’ opinions
No matter how strongly you hold onto a certain opinion, remember that there are other people who treasure their opinions like you too. Always blog with an open mind.
Responsible blogging 2013 campaign was presented by Ninetology Malaysia.
NINETOLOGY is an ASEAN mobile device technology company, strongly driven by the people’s pride and importance of being on par with global technology progression and renowned international standards. Phenomenal growth is what we strive for and we who have an eye for details, meticulous with elements of technology, art and beauty - ENSURES this. Inspired by bold & fast-paced lifestyles, products of NINETOLOGY are empowered by today’s solutions for practicality and functionality.
Now if you think we are onto something meaningful, and you think it matters to you, join us now, be one of the 2,000 bloggers to tell the world, we care! Join now at www.responsibleblogging.my