Wesley’s Rules for Blogging – Do Good

Wesley’s Second Rule is:

Do Good.

This rule is even further detailed by Wesley:

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, in all the
places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

Today, blogging is held in a vastly different land. There are free sites, but many are moving to the self-hosted arena. To this end, I try to offer server space and help to new bloggers just starting. I try to share their links on my blog, twitter, and various facebook pages/walls. Why? Because I have no need to insure I am the only voice, but believe the true democratization of blogging will help increase our field and help in combating the sheer stupidity of the internet.

Do all the good you can

Blogging has the capability of doing something rather good. We see this all the time on “mommy blogs” and other niches. Biblioblogging has seen some great moments as well. When someone is fired unjustly, we respond. We someone suffers loss, we respond. When one blogger found most of his books destroyed by mold, people from all over the world responded with donations. We highlight each another’s accomplishments. We help to promote each other. We also help to call attention to injustices.

“Doing Good” is the easiest thing a blogger can do because it takes nothing to create a post highlighting injustice, sharing charitable giving sites, or even posting a note of good cheer once a week.

Just think about the voice your blog can give to the Good in this world. Specifically, you can do good for your fellow bloggers. Start there. Help to call attention to new blogs. Share you knowledge. Promote the books of your fellow bloggers. Help to call attention to specific issues that need to be address, even if on a worldwide stage. Another way is to help them by visiting their Amazon stores. Seriously, there is almost no limit on the amount of good you can do with a blog.

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