Should Bloggers Have A Code of Ethics?

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For my next video in the blogging advice series on my YouTube channel I am discussing the topic of ethics and etiquette amongst bloggers.

Many professional industries have a code of ethics, a set of guidelines, or a charter of good behaviour for members to sign up to and abide by.

Is this something bloggers, vloggers and content creators consider?

With the internet being a largely unregulated part of life do we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves ethical? How far do we need to go to protect ourselves, or audience and our peers?

Watch the video above or head over to YouTube here.

I would love to know your thoughts on this topic. Do you think bloggers need a code of ethics?

2 Comments
  • Lizzie Somerset

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    I’ve been meaning to comment on this since I watched it the other day Elizabeth, I hold myself to a high standard and because of that I’ve turned down a lot of offers, for better or worse I’ve always stood by that and have missed many opps because of it. However because of that I believe that people who read my blog can see I believe in everything I write about. I have never stolen content preferring to not write at all until inspiration strikes again. I think you’ve raised some really important issues, around the fact there is little to no regulation. I’m with you though, we are all accountable to ourselves at the end of the day xx

  • Trona

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    this is really interesting and completely agree with this. I would add : don’t buy your followers/likes! the amount of people I see doing this is ridiculous, particularly on IG. This needs to stop, seriously.

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