Thursday, June 30, 2005
A Good Blog Post Gone Bad
We've had a lot of discussions about blogging here and how even good discussions can go bad. Terry Storch had a great example of this yesterday when an 'anonymous' person decided to set everyone straight by quoting scripture.
Controversy, it seems, can come out of anywhere; especially on a blog. I can say something is red; and someone most certainly (on my blog anyway) will say it was blue.
If you haven't already, please check out our blogging maturity and etiquette post. I hate to even think about having rules here, but it's necessary. I think I might have to add the "no anonymous posts" rule to the list.
I want to post again on this subject sometime soon, maybe tomorrow (well, today I guess) if I can find the time. Blogs are a great tool; but we have to somehow find a way to take the lowest common denominator out of the mix. (By LCD, I mean the insulting post, the anonymous post, and the angry post).
As a blog owner, you sometimes feel like Rodney Dangerfield... you just don't get no respect. :)
Hang in there Terry... there's light at the end of this tunnel! (somewhere!)
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"Good blog gone bad"...I love the google Ad on the mothership site, churchstaffing.com: "Find Bar-tending jobs at great companies..."
Reminds me of the time I allowed a business to advertise in a chirstian school program.
Great spirits and wines
Posted by: brad | Jun 30, 2005 9:55:08 AM
But, Brad... just think of all the great outreach opportunities you'd have while serving up those drinks! :)
A sidenote: I do use Google Adsense ads both here and at the ChurchStaffing.com website; and they usually do an excellent job at targeting the ads (that I don't directly approve by the way). However, now that someone has mentioned b$rtending again here, they'll probably show up again! :(
Posted by: Todd Rhoades | Jun 30, 2005 10:17:55 AM
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