If you haven’t noticed it yet or haven’t read my “About Me” page, you must know this is my “personal” blog. There are several issues you need to clarify with your readers before you put up a blog. There are many people out there who would judge you for any slightest mistakes you may end up doing online which is harder to erase. I believe the best way to communicate with your readers, provided you have any (in my case, I mostly talk to myself in this blog), is to find the right balance between transparency and honesty. I made a list of rules I obey by while taking into account my colleagues, coursemates friends and family members.
✵ First of all, I don’t monetise my blog. I pay for the domain and host services. I am a total WordPress noob.
✵ All the links I provide are not affiliated. I do not get paid by companies to write about the type of Ramen I enjoy eating. Although I wouldn’t mind NongShim to sponsor me LOOOL jokes. Best Ramen ever seriously.
✵ If I ever plan for a passive income through this platform. I will definitely update my readers on it
✵ Just because it is a personal blog I am not going to write about every single detail in my life deeply. I use this platform solely to share events which I find interesting. Do not expect too much drama.
✵ Acknowledge that I understand my responsibilities in keeping a public online space and that I have my own boundaries.
✵ My posts do not generalise any ethnicities or any other group of people. I only talk from my personal experiences.
✵ All the people’s name mentioned in this blog are pseudonyms. I am not going to post someone’s name or picture without their consent.
✵ There is nothing in my posts that would make me uncomfortable to share with my family, my friends, or ideal strangers. I believe my archives represent a genuine and authentic journey towards the place where I am now and I would like to keep these posts to remind my future self of how I lived.
✵ Ah, and I may swear sometimes.
TD;LR for you annoying pricks
It’s my personal blog. I do and say whatever the hell I want and I don’t get money from my posts nor from your irrelevant views and comments.