Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ya Gots To Know the Blog Rules, Right?


One of my friends showed her young son a picture from my blog. Inquisitive little bugger; he caught me by surprise when he started asking questions about it:

"Ms. Cheryl, you're doing computer, right? I saw it."

"Pardon? Are you asking if I'm teaching computer? Not next year; no." I was puzzled and thought maybe he was asking about the schedule we're putting together for next year.

A frustrated look came over his face; you know the one. The one that let's you know that a kid can't believe how dumb you are. "No, you did computer yesterday...with a bird...remember?"

I felt accused. I DID it yesterday? Only if you can prove it, buddy. Innocent until proven guilty and God bless America.

Then it occurred to me that he was talking about the blog. "Oh, you're talking about the owl picture? Yes, I posted that - but I didn't draw it. I just added a title to an owl picture - do you understand what I mean."

"No. I don't know the rules, " he said dejectedly. 

Awww, poor thing. He doesn't know the rules and he's sure I'm holding out on him. I questioned him further: "What rules don't you know, honey?"

"The computer rules that tell you how to do that. I don't know them."

Now we were getting there - or at least closer. You never know with an eight-year-old boy. "Are you saying you want to know how to use the computer or how to make a blog - because what you saw was a blog."

He was tired of my questions and rolled his eyes. Nice. 

"Oh. I just need the blog rules. Yeah, that's it. The blog rules. What ya gots to know."

"Do you want me to show you how I do the blog post?" I replied ( I love to show kids how to do things).

He stared at me like I was stupid and announced, "Just give me the blog rules;  I can read, Miss Cheryl..."

Okay, peeps, it's your change to educate the youth of America. 
WHAT ARE THE BLOG RULES??

I'll start with number 1. You number your "rule" and post it in the comments.. By the end of the day, I will have an official list of THE BLOG RULES.

1. Your blog has to have a name that is (hopefully) unique - like Cherdo on the Flipside.

Number 2, it's your turn....

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  1. 2. You have to have a unique logon to the blog and a secure password.

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    1. That is important - with all your online dealings. Good rule!

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  2. Cherdo wrote:

    << Number 2, it's your turn.... >>

    Allow myself to introduce...(long pause)...myself.
    I'm Austin Shecky Shady Powers. International Man of Mystery (and Music History).

    "Number 2" is my middle name, Baby - YEAH!

    2. The most important rule of blogging is not to follow the rules.

    Don't conform to somebody else's idea of how a blog should look, what it should contain or the manner in which it is presented. Do it your way. Make it uniquely yours. Don't follow. Lead.

    Bloggers are endowed with certain inalienable rights including the pursuit of happiness. As stated in Article 19 of the United Nations' Human Rights Declaration: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

    Freedom is key. Exercise it and it will grow stronger.

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. This reminds me of my favorite blog rule: read blogs with opinions that are different than yours. In fact, it turns out that I have quite a few blogs I follow that include people who are passionate about the same things I am - or exactly, and passionately, opposed to it. I like that more and more as time goes on. My first two blogs didn't even have comments turned on!

      I'm going to compile these and post them, so I hope there's a lot of input.

      Rock and roll, mister - have a good day.

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  3. Be yourself and break all the other rules!

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    1. The Shady school of blogging! Me likey.

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  4. I've been at this for less than a year (like you), so I guess I'm still learning the rules.
    How about #3. - When commenting on another's blog, be positive and encouraging.
    That has been a huge part of my interest in blogging, I'm sure...having friends who are positive influences.

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    1. Actually, this is my third blog - started in 2008. I try to be positive. If someone wants an opinion, I'll give it, but there's no need to be nasty. I'm open for rhetoric, too, I can out-gab more people. But I won't waste my time with the negative stuff, personally. If I read one that is really negative, I might comment - but I won't fuel.

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    2. That's true. I never (well, hopefully never) respond to anyone's negative comment.

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  5. Have fun! If it isn't fun, don't do it.

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    1. This should be the first rule, always.

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  6. Good grief! There are RULES!?
    I hope my pictures of Xerxes are cool.

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    1. That what I thought...there are RULES and I'm in possession of a list - that I won't share. That's the vibe I give off to kids? Ha ha ha.

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  7. Rule #4? Create interesting posts and share them everywhere.

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    1. Amen! (I need to work on sharing, but first, it would be nice to have an interesting post, ha ha).

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    1. Apparently, 8 yr. olds think there has to be written rules.

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  9. Rule 5: Ignore the rules when you feel like it.
    It's your blog.

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    1. This is a favorite rule...if that 8 yr. old gives me trouble. I'm coming back for all of you...

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  10. It's always nice to leave a comment when visiting another blog. I guess being courteous, polite and respectful otherwise have fun

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  11. My rule is give back and get involved in the blogging community.

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  12. My rule would be: Doggie pictures raise traffic.

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    1. Well, in that case, I'm good...here, Cocooooooo!

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  13. Rules?
    We ain't got no rules.
    We don't need no rules.
    I don't have to show you any stinking rules!


    ~ D-FensDogg rules!

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    1. If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding.
      How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?

      We don't need no education
      We don't need no thought control
      No dark sarcasm in the classroom
      Teachers leave them kids alone
      Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
      All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
      All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

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    2. All in all, SHAFT, you're just another SHACK IN THE SHADE. ...Not that there's anything wrong with that. ...Money for nothing and your shack for shade.

      [I have no idea what I just wrote, but I think it's the Blogspot equivalent of "Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!" I don't normally aim so intellectually high, but even a broken clock is right once a day and once a night... when the shade covers the shack fo' hours, hours, hours.]

      ~ D-FensDogg

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    3. There was a very mod Linc (Hayes) in my last comment but you'll need to run your mouse over the shady places to find it.

      ~ D-FensDogg

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    4. Headline: Stephen T. McCarthy has started his own revised MOD SQUAD. Where's Peggy Lipton when you need her?

      Just confirm for this kid that I don't have a list of rules that I'm not telling him...oh, wait - now I do. Guilty.

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  14. The only rule that matters is don't steal other people's blog posts (that's happened to me a bunch of times). Other than that everything else is a suggestion.

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    1. That is a good one. I do like to point to other bloggers good ideas in the Hack Stack, but I always give credit.

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  15. By my count we're up to rule 13: Always visit Cherdo's blog.

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    1. Aw, you make me blush, dear Michael.

      [It may amuse you to know that my geography teacher had me looking for Vegamite...they're studying Australia this week.]

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  16. I agree with Maurice, stealing is not kosher. Great post, Cherdo, thank so much for sharing. :)

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  17. Make blog friends by commenting back is a good rule.

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    1. I think so, too! I feel bad if I get busy and forget someone.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo