Fair comment & criticism protects a journalist’s published opinion. DO state and express your opinions, but...
DON’T be malevolent. Yes you are protected but someone once said, “Do onto others as you would want them to do onto you.” If you don't to be ‘bashed’ about something you said, did or wrote then don't ‘bash’ others.
When blogging you should express your opinions, but don’t be malevolent. Have ethics and not slander . It’s ok to quote from other people but illegal to plagiarize . Have meanings/reasons to your posts. Be aware of your audience/readers. Express your dislike of a topic but don’t rant-it’s annoying. Ask questions to get readers to actually think about what your writing. Express you’re thoughts on national and international events. Make people feel comfortable. Write reviews. Be yourself. And HAVE FUN! ! ! !
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