I got a great little piece across my feed reader today. Teresa Valdez Klein over at Blog Business Summit wrote what she calls her Golden Rule of Blogging:
If you wouldn't want it written about you, don't write it about someone else. If you wouldn't approve it in your comments section, don't write it in someone else's.
I second the motion – as have many others. Blogging is an absolutely unequaled method for creating relationships, building community, sharing your interests and marketing your business. It’s a shame that there’s so much name-calling and ‘cat-fighting’ to be found in the blogosphere.
Perhaps we can all learn a little something about how to play nice and get along. Of course that doesn’t mean with have to agree with each other all the time. There’s certainly room for differing opinions and conflicting perspectives. And we can debate without hitting below the belt.