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A Heart For God: Ten Commandments of Blogging

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ten Commandments of Blogging

On the mountain long ago Moses received God's law. I haven't been up to a mountain or anything, but I thought I'd use this pattern to make some points about blogging (and micro-blogging, too, if you're in to social media like Twitter). So here you go with the Ten Commandments of blogging...

1. Thou shalt offer fresh and personal content and perspective with thy blog that you and only you can produce.

2. Thou shalt carve with lexis that common folk can twig (translation: You will write using words that real people can understand).

3. Thou shalt not tear someone else down with thy blog. If you have an issue with that person, go to them to work it out.

4. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor with thy blog.

5. Thou shalt not pluck quotes from thy neighbor's blog without giving him credit.

6. Thou shalt not steal content from thy neighbor's blog and portray it as thine own.

7. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's blog, but will be happy with thine own.

8. Thou shalt not spend more time blogging, reading blogs and/or commenting on blogs (let alone with any other type of social media) than with thy wife, kids and pet.

9. Thou shalt take time for rest and relaxation from blogging at consistent intervals. Go outside and smell the roses.

10. Thou shalt not make an idol out of blogging. Thy life consists of much more than that.

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Blogger Unknown said...


6:31 AM  
Blogger Paul Fowler said...

I especially like #2! Very nice.
So can I post this on my office wall as long as I give you credit?

6:43 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Very nicely done.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very succinct! Thanks for including pets in your point about the family.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

The "pets" part really got me. OUCH! :)

I liked this quite a lot.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Bill Wolfe said...

Great post. I'm just coming off a "social media sabbatical" after abusing #8.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Michael Brown said...

So there I was sailing along that's me, that's me, okay, I'm good. Then I came to #8, ouch my computer see's much more of me than my wife... oh well that will change soon. Thanks for putting this up. With Jesus as the ultimate webmaster, he must spend much time daily just shaking his head, I simply try not to offend.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pastor Mike,
Awesome post... will repost with copious attribution. :)

Andrew Anderson
Prophet Consultant

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just see Moses with these commandments on two iPads. lol

1:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great list! I especially love the last 2!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Colleen Foshee said...

Nice job here!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very well also apply's to tweets and Facebook postings. I see so many tweets that adopt ones Ideas and virtues as their own.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Tim Ross said...


8:49 AM  
Blogger Jeff V said...

Good tips!


8:24 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Amen and AMEN! Did Moses email these to you? LOL! Just kidding. But really, so far so good for me on all points. Blogging is last on my list (as is other social media). God and my family come first. FIRST! Oh, and the cat is in there, too. He's very important to us.

Thank you for this post! :)

8:04 PM  
Blogger gagasgarden said...

And Gaga said Amen

5:16 PM  
Anonymous the Uprising Tulsa said...

Funny stuff, but so right-on!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Layne Designs said...

Ha! Love it!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Layne said...

Ha! Love this!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous frank said...

Wow, I think its brilliant.

3:35 PM  
Blogger AnfinsenArts Alive said...

Oh, that everyone would follow these "commandments." Love your blog! Thanks for sharing.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Marco Poulo said...

Haha thats hilarious! check my blog out too!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Sir Joseph Viverito said...


10:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Schicke said...

Good stuff! I think along with not spending more time with blogs than with family & friends, we should also have a proper balance of reading blogs versus writing on our own (lest we think our voice is more important than all others).

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!:) Thanks for sharing. You know, Moses could have said that...

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it is by the inspiration of GOD that this commandments of yours came to be. I bless GOD for your life and mine, too.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Honey said...

this is cool. thanks for sharing.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Moses could use this commandments if he's here today. lol

5:15 AM  
Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

Very clever! And very wise advice. :)

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Robyn/VeslsOfClayYoga said...

love it! Praise God for wit, humour, and Wisdom!!!

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Bob Godwyll said...

Wow! This is really beautiful and very insightful. Thanks for posting this. God bless you!

3:14 AM  
Blogger Shanda said...

Love it!

4:48 PM  
Blogger FreeBeing said...

Though I am very late seeing this, I had to let you know how I LOVED it. Great reminder for me not to binge blog! LOL! TY

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I've seen a lot of these lists, but I like this one the best! Very original. I also think we should add thou shall not put blogging or anything blogging related before Me! I know I am a little dried up right now becuase I haven't been filling myself as I should. After all, my posts come from the voice of God in my life. I need to take time with him or I have nothing to write about.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

originality and simplicity. I like the last 3. Great 10...not just a great one

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Deborah said...

loved it pastor. so very true!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Jarod said...

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7:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

And God saw it was very good. Loved this post!

Thanks for sharing ;-)

Dr. Lisa

7:05 PM  
Blogger Alex stivo said...

Awesome and wise

5:38 AM  
Blogger Alex stivo said...

Awesome and wise

5:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

And GOD said "Let there be light";(Understanding,comprehension &knowledge)

12:10 PM  
Blogger Sr Crystal Mary said...

Yes, However, Jesus condensed the commandments down to - Love and Forgiveness.
We are to accept one another without Laws and rules (which can't be kept) because we are now under Grace, and humbly display the fruits in all of our actions.

3:19 AM  
Blogger DIOS TE HA LLAMADO - Cristo Sana Y Salva said...

Amado El Señor Te Colme De Muchas Bendiciones, Es Muy Importante Compartir Con La Familia, Él Señor Nos Encomendó Que Instruyéramos, A Nuestros Hijo En Su Palabra, Tenemos Que Dedicarle Tiempo A La Familia En La Instrucción De La Palabra Del Señor, Gracias Por Los Consejos.
Que La Gracia De Dios Él Padre, Y La Paz De Nuestro Señor Jesucristo Sea Contigo.

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Blogger Vaun said...

I really appreciated this! Shared it on my Facebook. You make some interesting points!

6:40 PM  

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