Just because you are blogging online, does not mean it should come without some guidelines.
I particularly agree on the last point.
It’s been more than two years since the Food Blog Code of Ethics made its debut on the Internet. Our little manifesto–a written record of two people standing up for a basic set of principles in food blogging–was read by thousands in just hours and millions by the end of our first month of posting it.
We were some of the first food bloggers to suggest that we hold ourselves to a code of “journalistic” ethics. Our call for responsible online publishing hit a nerve. While many praised our declaration of a code, others openly reviled us for our lengthy manifesto that encouraged applying traditional journalism’s ethical principles to the wily world of online food writing. We were called fascists, dictators, and gutsy visionaries.
After spending much time responding to debate and comment, we decided to leave our manifesto to speak for itself. We saw our…
View original post 261 more words