I have to say I didn't know there were "online bullies" out there, attacking other bloggers, call me naive, if you will, I just call myself trusting. I also didn't know that other bloggers left rude and negative comments on other peoples' blogs until one of my "blogfriends" got her first negative comment. RUDE.
When I first started my blog, I had NO CLUE about blogging, or other people's blogs...but I have found this wonderful community of "Mommy Bloggers" that support one another; and I have to say I LOVE IT! Other people DO GET IT!
Have you taken the Pledge?
The Mom Pledge
I am a proud Mommy Blogger. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my blogging activities. I can lead by example.
I pledge to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge that there is no one, "right" way to be a good Mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family.
I believe a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And will treat those who do so in kind.
I stand up against online bullying. My blog is my space. I will not tolerate comments that are rude, condescending or disrespectful.
I refuse to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks from my blog with no mention or response. I can take control.
I want to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior.
I affirm that we are a community. As a member, I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.