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Oath for Ethical Blogging (2017 Edition)

Oath for Ethical Blogging (2017 Edition)
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As a blogger, my purpose is to serve the greater good by delivering the right and truthful information to people. This information may differ from other sources as it may be opinionated and enriched with personal life experiences.

I understand that my blog posts and comments can have consequences that affect the well-being of individuals in any part of the world, today and in the future. As I tread the path of truth and transparency, I will face choices that are not easy for me and others.

Therefore, I swear that I will observe and keep this underwritten oath, to the utmost of my power and judgment.

I will respect the wisdom of others I learn from and gladly share such knowledge with those who are to follow.

I will help the newbie and other bloggers in whichever way possible. It would be genuinely for their benefit, avoiding any discrimination and dishonesty.

I will remember that blogging is more than writing online updated journals. It is a means of spreading values, enabling empowerment, providing knowledge, and expression of freedom.

I will never misuse my influence and power of blogging to cause harm to others in anyway. I understand that with great power comes greater responsibility, and I’ll prove myself worthy.

I will not abuse blogging as a means to cheat and mislead people for my selfish motives of earning money. I’ll always disclose and reveal if I stand to benefit in my blog posts.

I will be honest and humble to admit my mistakes and correct them. I’ll never intentionally create content with false information and will always include disclaimers, wherever necessary.

I will observe transparency in my blogging ways and be truthful in all my blogging efforts. I’ll give due credit where required and discourage others from cheating or indulging in malpractice.

I will remember that I remain a member of the society and have special obligations to my fellow bloggers. Whatever I do, I’ll always uphold the values of humanity and esteem of bloggers, and never fall for evil temptations.

If I faithfully observe this oath, may I prosper in my profession and live a life being respected and remembered with affection thereafter.

May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of blogging for those who seek my help.

This post is based on the Hippocratic Oath For Bloggers by Harleena Singh.

Conclusion:

Do you find this oath acceptable?

Will you take this oath, too?

If yes, then please help spread the good word by sharing it on your blog and with your followers on social media.

You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Thanks.

Subhabrata Kasyapi

(You are allowed to copy this oath in full or part on your blog. If you do so, I request you to cite the original source by linking to this post. Thank you.)

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Subhabrata Kasyapi is the Founder of Ethical Blogging. He writes about Blogging, SEO and Advanced Content Marketing Strategies.

Comments (2)

  • Thank you Subhabrata, even I am going to create my own blog site very soon. I will follow genuinely your all path what ever you will be showing. A humble thanks once again.

    Reply
  • Glad to know , Moumita, that you are also going to start your own blog soon.

    Let me know when your new blog will be ready.

    I will be more than happy to assist you in all possible ways if you need.

    Cheers.

    Subhabarata.

    Reply

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