Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Blogger's Bill of Rights

After some rather chaotic happenings here at the 5McCKid blog over the last couple weeks, I have decided to post my version of The Blogger's Bill of Rights. So, here it goes...

1. I have the right to use, or misuse, any word I choose to; or for that matter, make it up out of thin air.

2. I have the right to say something, whether I believe in it or not. This does not condone lying or impersonating an individual. As we are all aware, the children (and friends and family) are reading. However, for entertainment's sake, some things just might need to be included.

3. I have the right to give random facts about myself, such as I'm 5'7", live in So Cal and am Mom to five pretty great kids; but not include any details I see fit to keep to myself. Frankly, it's none of your business if my kids were naughty, or if my husband and I disagreed about something.

4. I hold my right to refuse to use restraint in situations where you show up, on my blog, and say something that doesn't make much sense, close to my heart. Who are you, and why are you wasting your time (as unwelcome as it is) on my blog?

5. I do not need to subject myself, or my readers, to obnoxious and disrespectful comments; even when they are said "In the name of God".

6. I reserve the right to eliminate all "Anonymous" comments. If the thing you have to say is worth saying, surely the act of including your name is trivial at best. Please be proud enough of your statement to sign your name. Otherwise, you will be deleted.

7. I am a dedicated, Christian, stay-at-home Mom. You don't have to agree with all of my thoughts or points of view, but if you publicly question them in a disrespectful manner, you should remove me from your reading list. If you choose to disregard this piece of advice, your comments will be deleted.

8. I believe that if you don’t vote, you need to strongly consider your right to complain. You might disagree with the current/future administration, but where were you when it came time to decide?!

9. I, even if intending to make a list of ten things, might through lack of creativity, end up with only nine and then stop writing. Too Bad!! I do intend, however, to write all of my posts in English. Hopefully that will be fine with all of you.

10. I also reserve the right to intend to stop my list at ten, and then decide later to add to that list as I see fit. Hey, does anyone else have inspiration come to them in the shower/bathroom/while working out, etc.? Some things just MUST be included.

8 comments:

Mayhem said...

I'm sorry that you've been dealing with nasty people. Yuck. Not fun.

Tim Abney said...

Go gettum Tiger

5KidMom said...

Thanks,Dad. Love you!!!

Anonymous said...

IT is your space, your time, and your life. I am with you on this one. Taundra

P.S. - WOW Grace is sooooo big. It makes me think about what is going to happen to my little girl too. Grace is so beautiful.

Taundra

Laura said...

Okay, seriously... will you run for president. I read that and stood at attention! Aweswome, just awesome!

NoSurfGirl said...

"I believe that if you don’t vote, you need to strongly consider your right to complain. You might disagree with the current/future administration, but where were you when it came time to decide?!"


Well said, Sista!!

I will be adopting this bill of rights myself. Thank you for drafting it. Maybe we should have signing... get a bunch of bloggers together, print it out on parchment, break out the calligraphy pens...

NoSurfGirl said...

8. I believe that if you don’t vote, you need to strongly consider your right to complain. You might disagree with the current/future administration, but where were you when it came time to decide?!


Yesss!!! You said it, sista.

I will be adopting this bill of rights myself. For sure. Especially the thing about misusing words. and the anonymous thing. And the nasty things said in the name of God thing... and everything. Let's print it on parchment and break out the calligraphy pens and have a signing...

Anonymous said...

Boo, Blaine, its me (-:

Still here, just busy lately. Thanks for checking in, though! I'm sorry to see that things have been nasty for you over here. You know I love you guys.
MP