Friday, February 17, 2012

Maui Bloggers Network Guidelines

Maui Bloggers Network

Maui Bloggers Network General Guidelines:

1. Open to bloggers who
a. live on Maui has a blog about Maui
b. blog about other topics but lives on Maui (and Maui will benefit from the blog)
b. not live on Maui but blog is focused on Maui, Hawaii (will be assessed on a case to case basis)

2. The blog should be:
a. over 90 days old (I had made exceptions to those who's been active social media circle and seriously wants to learn how to blog. If a person just owns a static website but not active in soc. media, he/she has to abide by the "90 days blog age" requirement.)
b. open to comments (no exceptions on this - I will check each blog)
c. that are updated at least monthly (preferably more)
d. that are not password-protected
e. owned by you and not from a business you work for. If it's your own business website and you have a blog there, then it's ok.

3. Membership
a. by invitation.
b. by requesting to be a member
c. blog and Facebook Profile will be checked before being accepted.
d. only the admin can add members.


1. Be Nice. The goal is to build is other up and not tear each other down. I suggest following the Thumper Rule "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all". Correcting or constructive criticism is ok but do it in a very tactful way and in private, with the goal to encourage and build up.

2. Be Generous. I say let's abide by the Golden Rule "Do unto others what you want others to do unto to you". Be generous in leaving comments on other member's blogs, and hope that they will return the favor, though don't be upset if they don't.
a. Aside from visiting blogs and leaving comments, don't hesiste to post links that you find that will be beneficial to bloggers.

4. Be Respectful and Sensitive. Political Views and Religious views and other hot topics that we are so passionate about should not be impossed on others.

Bog Hop 

1. Once the monthly bloghop doc is up. you can link one blog post per blog of yours. One post per blog per month
2. List chronologically so we can find it easily.
3. To encourage commetns being left on the bog post itself and not the thread on the Facebook Page.
4.  If you are new and have a question on how to link up, please contact me ...

(I will update this soon to add more info on the blog hop ...)

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