Civility can be rare in society; the internet is not much different. There are a counteless number of bloggers who refuse to consider anyone’s opinion that is different than their own. The philosophy of these people tends to be: “I’m always right”.
Enter the “Open Mind Blogger” Awards
According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, an “Open Mind” is defined as:
“A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas”
This award is given to Blogs that demonstrate respect towards others, research and consideration of oppossing views, free-flowing conversation with commenters, and an overall spirit of civility and openess. It is time we recognize such commendable behavior on the internet.
If you win…
- Feel free to put the Award badge on your website side menu or wherever works best
- Link to this page so that people can easily find the origin of the Award
- Write a post on your blog linking to five blogs that you believe blog with an open mind
Here is the Badge Code (for winners only):
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(note, you will have to replace all the quotation marks with your own…for some reason the ones on this blog don’t translate)
Here is what it will look like: