Going through the bookmarks I had collected when I was staying at my brother’s, I pulled out
non-negative blogging for you. What is it about?
First of all, if you are not very familiar with the “blogging” subject, read Rebecca Blood’s excellent essay on weblog history. You might also want to read Deconstructing “You’ve Got Blog” (a comment on Rebecca Mead’s article) which puts notes the “star-system” and “incestuous nature” of blogging.
Sorry for the interruption. Dink’s take is that lots of bloggers openly criticize other bloggers. Not their opinions, but their person. Not later than yesterday, I must say I noticed something very similar to a blog-war going on not far from what I call the “waferbaby community”.
Before I had a site, I spent the major part (if not all) of my online time in chatrooms. I used to go on crusades to convince my fellow chatters to treat “online people” with as much respect and care as “offline people”. Too often, it was not the case.
People online are treated as “virtual”, denied an existence of human beings with feelings.
Positive blogging goes in exactly that direction. “Think of the person behind the webpage or the keyboard, maybe at the other end of the world.