Photo removed at Holly's request.
Holly of Decor8 writes:
(Update: Holly has since updated the content of her post on the Real Simple website... below is what was posted originally.)
"Because anyone can start a blog also means that anyone will -- so you need to watch what your reading and make sure that the blogger isn't feeding you what they've either stolen off the web elsewhere and that they're walking the talk in their own life. Ask yourself:
Does the blogger have their full name and complete bio readily visible, or at least their email address so you can ask them?
If they are offering advice, do they have the credentials to do so?
And when I say credentials, I don't mean they need to have some fancy background, I just want to know why they have a blog in the first place, what life experiences give them the 'right' to an audience so to speak.
If they show photos on their blog, are they crediting their images giving the source full credit?
Do they write well?
Is their content consistent?
Do they answer comments left on their blog?
Are comments made by fellow readers constructive or are they snarky and bitter?
I think all of these points are very important things to consider because you want to make sure that what you're taking in is worth your precious time. When I read a design blog I have to 'click' with the author. I need to like them."
Read it all HERE.
I missed this a while back (because I never read Real Simple), but I thank Reclaiming Miss Havisham for pointing it out on her blog.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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