Save your code of ethics for bloggers for yourselves, Pak Hamid and Pak Rocky
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to some event where social-political bloggers, journalists and people from the media were there to discuss about conflicts and how to bring peace yadda yadda yadda with this medium of online publishing. I represent the ‘general bloggers category’.
Well, there are different perceptions about the term bloggers. So, after I heard the gripes and concerns of some of the bloggers who are writing about social-political topics and from the journalists, I told them point blank, “You are all out of touch with the real world.” One of them was complaining how her post was plagiarized left and right. Another asked if we know who are our readers. One more said individuals who blog should not get confused with their blogging personality. And etc etc.
You see, there are those ‘at the top’ who want to see a certain decorum with what we put online. Unfortunately, in the real world, people don’t behave like that and they won’t ever behave. We have our own God who tells us what to we can do and what we cannot do. But do we humans abide? Nope.
So, in this real world, every Tom, Dick and Harry, dogs and cats can be a blogger. We have mental people who are bloggers. We have racists who are bloggers. We terrorists who are bloggers too.
Tell me how are you going to rope in all the people, cats and dogs who blog into one umbrella body and give us a list of ‘dos and don’ts’ of blogging? How do you define bloggers?
So, in my opinion, save your ideas for yourself, Rocky Bru. Please remember that just because you name yourself the pro-tem president of wateva alliance blogger, you don’t represent me. Get used to it. We blog because we can. And we do not need anyone to motherhen us bloggers.
National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs) pro-tem president Ahirudin Attan said a code of ethics for bloggers should be formulated without government interference.
“The biggest problem in blogging today is that the proverbial pen or in this case keyboard is mightier than the sword.
And I must remind myself that I have always dislike people who bodek. Like certain bloggers who really use their blogs to bodek the balls of their favoured politicians.
Do read Susan Loone’s post on her opinions on Code of ethics from an unethical character? Forget it!