Ever since I quit my full time job early June 09' to be a full time SAHM, I have decided that blogging will be one of the activities to keep me sane (hehehe...). I have told myself that I will share things that I came across which might be useful or just cheer up someone's day.
Of course, when I don't have writer's blog, I mean, writer's block, I do most of all, want to blog about my mummyhood experience and magical moments I had with my fast growing son.
Anyway, I copied out the integrity pledge and added my comments for your info:
By displaying the Blog with Integrity badge or signing the pledge, I assert that the trust of my readers and the blogging community is important to me. I treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas. (Yeah, for any of you whose blog posts I've commented on, please know that I am not trying to pick a fight with you whenever I wrote things that might seem like I'm attacking you...it's your ideas, not you... :P And yeah, I totally understand if you disagree with my comments)
I believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate. (Yup! Truly agree! If I got an idea to blog from any other place other than my own brain, please be assured that I will note down the source of the info. Be it from email forwards, website, heard from friends etc etc... I absolutely loathe copycats and although friends have been telling me that plagiarism is flattering, nope, I disagree.. God gives each of us a brain and a heart. If you don't use your brain to think of an idea to blog on, at least have the heart to appreciate the source of where you get the idea/inspiration to blog about! :) )
I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do sponsored or paid posts, they are clearly marked. (I'm trying my best to watermark those images that belongs to me. I'm kinda lazy to edit older posts but I promise, future posts' images from now on will have my blog address as watermark to indicate they are mine. If you don't see any, means I got them from the Net)
When collaborating with marketers and PR professionals, I handle myself professionally and abide by basic journalistic standards. (I haven't reach this level yet but rest assured, I try not to post any vulgar stuff, ok?)
I always present my honest opinions to the best of my ability. (Of course!) I own my words. Even if I occasionally have to eat them. (And give myself a kick on my rear-end...)
So anyway, I have signed the integrity pledge and displayed the badge on my blog. Happy blogging and remember to blog with integrity! :D