If you’re a blogger who writes opinions, you’re a member of the media. What is your obligation?
I’m in. I love the idea of a code of ethics or something along that line. I share my opinion in blogs and it bothers me to be lumped in with conspiracy theorists, ranters, and folks who are convinced their little town is being taken over by brown shirts or Big Brother. It’s demoralizing. I not only blog, I am the editor of our tiny Village newspaper. Many folks here rely on that little paper as we are pretty isolated. I take the responsibility seriously. I’m all about your idea!
Yes, please. I don’t think this is uniquely applicable to political bloggers, either. Most of my “blogging” is in the parenting and mental health sphere. But my work is set apart because it’s not clickbait, listicle garbage. I would LOVE some kind of seal that validates my work as thoughtful and trustworthy.
I'm catching up[ on reading. I'm for blogger ethics and a seal of approval. I could see this right up Dan Rather's alley, for one. Little by little we can niggle away at Faux Entertainment. And right now, with the Ukraine, is a perfect time to write about how history is recorded...my passion right now. I'm thinking about you constantly these days, even though this blog was a while ago.