Why morals are important for a blogger?
A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions.
Blog is a short form for the word weblog and the two words are used interchangeably.The fact that every human has a voice and wishes their voice to be heard should be taken into consideration when thinking about the obvious question “why do people Blog?” The Internet is a medium that is unparalleled in its reach. Never before have average people have been able to reach a global audience with so little trouble. Bloggers have the opportunity of reaching hundreds or even thousands of people each and every day.
There are many people who like to share the details of their days. They may post twenty or thirty times a day, detailing when they ate lunch and when they headed home from work. On the other hand there are bloggers who give almost no detail about their lives, but write instead about a hobby or interest of theirs. They may dedicate their blog to something they are passionate about.
Research from BlogHer has shown that 81% of the online population trusts information and advice they get from bloggers and that 61% have made a purchase based on a blogger’s recommendation.
And because bloggers are active on a variety of digital channels to promote their own blog and their partners’, they’re the perfect influencers, Hence Morals are very important for a Blogger.
For example there are Bloggers who promote good things like cleanliness, or Anti-Corruption or Food Recipes etc. but as is the World Wide Web a Knife with Two edges, there are also those who promote Anti-Social Elements, or Narcotics, Hence there is a need for Bloggers to have some morals and ethics while blogging.
A generation back, very few people had access to the Internet, and of the few only a minority of them were kids or teenagers. But these days, the amount of people accessing the Internet has increased exponentially and among the user base Teenagers and kids are occupying a very large portion.
It should be considered by bloggers while choosing their topic of Blog, that whether they will be having a bad influence on Thousands of People.