I prefer music sometimes to blogging.
I don’t have a persistent podcast (I tried twice), I don’t play in a band (I tried once) and I rarely listen to the radio, but being in charge of what enters my earbuds is often a better, richer experience than what leaves my fingertips.
I know some code. A little bit of it adds to the power of WordPress that powers this blog.
I can also conduct. I was drum major of my high school marching band.
But conduct codified isn’t actually conduct at all, it’s a set of robotic instructions. And I don’t know about you, Asimov, but there are no blogging laws for me?
- Never knowingly say something that’s false. Permalink to this paragraph
- Disclose all relevant conflicts of interest. Permalink to this paragraph
I realize these men, these bloggers, are talking about different situations, but they do have similarities.
For my money, for my experience, for my blog the only rule I uphold is that I do this for me, by me and made up of me, warts and all.
And I realize this post is a rambling, disjointed mess. Not nearly as mellifluous or meaningful as what I listen to, but it’s an accurate reflection of how the music of the blogosphere influences me.
UPDATE: Sean has the best code: Don’t be a douchebag