What to NOT blog about?
Ed Kohler of Technology Evangelist wrote a quick post about “what not to blog about”. Some of the items on his list grabbed my curiosity…
He lists down 4 things that bloggers should avoid writing about on their blogs:
1) Self Promotional Posts – isn’t blogging also about promoting oneself?
2) Copying Trademarked Content – obviously, no argument there.
3) Negative Posts – err… blogging is not always goodie-good all the time. It’s like the real world too. Just look at the Senate.
4) Legal Advice – this is the one that got my attention. But I often see people on TV and on radio giving legal advice, why not on blogs? I know legal matters are a sensitive topic and giving out advice publicly on a blog can spell trouble to those who take them to heart.
In that case, there are other things that bloggers should try to avoid writing about:
Advice on Health & Medicine. Unless you’re the attending physician or know the medical records of a person, blogging about drugs & medicine could get people searching online into health problems.
Advice on Accounting & Taxation. Unless you’re a licensed CPA or something but… it could still get someone into trouble with the BIR.
. And I’m not just talking about that controversial blog about the Gucci Gang. I have read of stories before of people committing suicide because their secret private lives were exposed online.
What do you think? Are these really no-no topics on blogging?
Well, of course there’s the stuff about violence, racism, discrimination, terrorism, etc.
Which brings me, what if Malu Fernandez would start a blog and put all her columns there?