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Blogging Guidelines

  • Please, no last names, nick names or addresses
  • Do not link to your personal blog to any personal site; you might reveal information on there that you don't want to reveal.
  • If you want to write your opinion on a topic, make sure you're not going to be offensive to anyone as you write it.
  • Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words.
  • Never disrespect someone else in your blog, whether it's a person, an organization, or just a general idea. You don't want someone making a stab at you when you are passionate about an issue; don't do it to someone else.
  • Don't write about other people without permission; if you can't get their permission, find a way to represent you idea without identifying them. Never share someone else's last name. (This obviously does not mean you cannot write about people or stories already in the public domain)
  • All blogs should use parliamentary language only; this has to be at least remotely professional looking.
  • Make sure things you write about are factual. Don't be posting about things that aren't true.
  • As far as politics is concerned rightly or wrongly the CWU is affiliated to the Labour Party, this has been determined by conference. You are free to express a political view about a certain issue or debate however you must be careful not to express the view of another political organisation directly that would quite rightly make your blog open to be challenged.
  • It must be clear that any views you are representing are your own.
  • If you couldn't put it on your notice board at work without getting into trouble then you probably shouldn't write it in a blog, remember it may get back to your business. That's the deal when publicizing your views online.
  • Ideally all blogs should be able to view publicly.
  • Most important of all try and make your blog interesting, we want people to come back.
  • Blogs should not advocate policy positions that contradict those of the CWU National Executive Council and Industrial Executives.


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