The Blogger's Manifesto
February 10, 2002 by Chris Pirillo
I'm a Blogger - and Damn Proud of It
Life is uncensored.
My blog does not capture the full me. #
Judge my thoughts, but not me. #
If you don't like what you see, look elsewhere.
I love talking about my life.
I love writing about other people's lives.
I will post whenever I feel like posting.
I don't have to blog every meme.
You don't have to agree with everything I say.
I egosurf Daypop, Google, and Blogdex nightly.
I share what I want to share.
I like linking to Dave, Doc, Evan, and Cam.
Blogging is theraputic.
Pictures of myself are not obligatory.
I visit every site in my blogroller regularly.
I won't post for the sake of posting.
I have a life outside of blogging.
I have registered my blogging tool(s).
I may criticize other bloggers, not harass them.
I have the right to revise a post.
When blogging becomes a chore, I'll quit doing it.
I've given something back to the blogging community.
If I want to complain about something, I will.
If I want to praise something, I will.
I am not the best blogger on the planet.
I don't have to explain myself to you.
Blogging, Digital Writing
"The Blogger's Manifesto" is written as a series of 26 maxims for writing on the Internet. Both humorous and descriptive of an avid blogger's impression of online composition, "The Blogger's Manifesto" embodies the struggle between self-expression and the norms of digital public discourse.