Blogging Policy

blogthis.jpgThis piece (below) is an e-mail that Kurt sent to his team as an informal blog policy! Much wisdom therein, I commend the idea to the house 🙂
“Hey team,
Since almost all of us have blogs, I thought I’d send this friendly reminder. In this case, ‘friendly reminder’ is actually more like “blog policy”.
Remember that students and even some parents are reading your blog….so:
– Use wisdom in what you post. Don’t post subject matter, Youtube videos etc. that you wouldn’t be comfortable letting a student or parent see. What may be innocent humor to you and your friends may not be as appropriate for the students reading your blog.
– Use wisdom when linking to other people’s blogs. Don’t list blogs of people who you don’t trust 100%. The students and parents who read your blog will likely click to read the blogs of your friends.
– What you post is permanent. In a real sense, your blog is the same as writing a book, writing a column in a magazine etc. Once you post something, it is ‘on the record’. So be smart and safe.
– Remember, you are a minister at Saddleback Church and a representative of Christ. Your blog is a reflection of your character, our church and our Lord”.

Also: If you are looking for further reading on blogging policy, integrity etc then this piece over at TSK and the links at the base of the post are HIGHLY recommended.