Whether you're new or a veteran to blogging, it's ALWAYS a prudent idea to pause and review the responsibilities when writing to a global, "googleable" audience. And of course, Doug Johnson, over at the Blue Skunk blog hits a home run (out of the park) win with his helpful hints for bloggers. Read the entire post HERE. Trust me, it's very good! (And don't leave the site without reading the comment section)
But my personal favorite is when Doug writes, "Write out of goodness. I have a difficult time believing that anything you write because you want to improve education, improve kids lives, or improve society will be counted against you. If you write out of negativity – to vent, to whine, to ridicule – yeah, you'll probably have problems. But I am guessing you were probably having problems at work before you started blogging if that is your blog content. In a workplace where dismissing someone for mediocre job performance or poor interpersonal skills is nearly impossible, supervisors are often looking for any legal means of firing people. If you are doing a good job at work, blog. If you aren't, don't blog." (viaBlueSkunkBlog)
He's right on and IMHO, educational bloggers are very responsible in their postings and are truly serving the needs of educators and learners from all over the globe. Blogging quickly becomes a vocation when it's done for the right reasons.