Monday, July 27, 2015

Catholic bloggers take note-- be kind to your readers and take care of your own reputation

I've decided that except for the beautiful and carefully curated, Go and Announce blog I'm avoiding Tumblr blogs altogether. This includes the beautiful Raccolta blog.  An all too typical scenario consists of a presumably devout person posting gorgeous paintings of Our Lord, Our Lady and the saints but failing to  take the time to check the blog or site where they got the image from. Too many times I've clicked on a image on a Catholic Tumblr blog in order to find out more about it and found myself at a grotesque and graphic gay or feminist  site. This rarely happens with Blogger or Wordpress blogs for some reason.

Catholic bloggers please take care about where you get your images from and check your linked sites occasionally. If I click on a link and find wickedness it will make me wonder about you. After-all, including a site on your links list indicates to the reader that you like this person or their writing or the information posted on their blog. If that blog contains blasphemous or obscene material I must assume that you like or at least don't feel to bothered about blasphemous and obscene stuff and I won't be back to your blog. I don't waste time on people I don't trust.

4 comments:

Joe Potillor said...

Indeed so :), unfortunately, I have been very busy in real life to sit and do major blog-link editing....Praying for you, and hoping all is well, Joe of St Therese :)

Josemaria Paulo Jeromino Martin Carvalho-Von Verster said...

The Raccolta is another trustworthy Tumblr Blog.

Dymphna said...

I love the Raccolta blog but I've clicked on images that led me to other sites with nasty stuff. One was very disturbing.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"If I click on a link and find wickedness it will make me wonder about you."

Under my posts, you can always ask.

When it comes to the links to other youtube users on Assorted Retorts, I am linking to bad people who I have argued against. And partly in order to discredit their words.

One of them (not sure it wasn't on a post which some hacker deleted for me) actually had porn on his liked videos. Says something, if not of the arguments - unless he used his own value system as reference, which he did - at least of the one making them. Under that one, I warned not to click link, if not needing to check.