A blog is a convenient place to write and publish
an online dairy, and share views with cyber friends.
However, be aware that the information you post
on blogs will be read by anybody, including criminals
who might make use of that personal information,
if any for malicious purpose. In addition, any
information that you post on blogs may cause unexpected
harm to other people, and you might ultimately
be liable for that.
Be a smart blogger, and use the Internet within
the bounds of the law.
Always remember that you bear any legal
liability for the articles you write. Check
that you do not accidentally release private
or restricted information about anyone, including
yourself, and that your article won't cause
harm or defame someone. The articles that
you are going to post must not contain any
illegal content, e.g., nudity and illegal
Always bear in mind that criminals may collect
information from your blog and use it for
other purposes. You have to protect the privacy,
information of yourself and other people.
Always check whether any text, videos or
pictures you use in your blog are explicitly
approved by the intellectual property owner.
Protect your content by establishing an authorisation
access list, in particular for your photos
and your personal profile.
You should always remember that once your
blog article is published, it may be cached
or archived by Internet search engines, even
after you remove it from your blog some time
Some blogs contain discussion forums or guest
books for visitors to post their comments.
However, spammers can abuse this function
by posting messages with harmful or inappropriate
content. You may have to consider turning
off such features, or establishing an access
list that allows only authorised persons to
leave messages on your blog.
Don't get into a situation where you regret
posting something on your blog, so remember
to cross check your content with these tips,
and think twice before posting.