Rules of the Road for Blogging
May 13, 2012
"A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
To create a successful blog, you need good instincts and some basic rules. We cannot provide you with the instincts, but we can provide you with a set of rules, which we expect everyone to abide by in order to that the NDIA Blog thrive. We will keep them short, intuitive, and simple.
- You do not have to be an expert to write about investigative topics
- Keep it coherent, clear, and professional
- Back up facts with sources
- Cite the sources
- Ask permission to use others’ work, art, images, photographs, etc.
- Links to articles, papers, books, etc. are allowed with very brief blurbs, but not the entire article, paper, book, etc.
- No publishing of names and contact information for anyone other than yourself
- No arguing
- No snarking
- No racist, sexist, or religious bias
- No obscenity and vulgarity
That is all for now, but this list is subject to modification as the need arises.