Am I writing this blog simply to promote me as the sage of all data protection wisdom? Or to stimulate debate on issues I get passionate about? A bit of both, really. So, I thought, before I go off the rails and get ignored by just about everyone I know (or knew), I had better create a dozen simple rules to follow as I blog. Feel free to let me know when I overstep these marks.
1 Tell the truth.
2 Write short blogs.
3 Publish them regularly.
4 Focus on a single issue for each blog.
5 Respect everything supplied in confidence.
6 Stick to what I know (or what I think I know).
7 Use plain language, not technical gobbledegook.
8 Make serious, as well as trivial, points in each blog.
9 Develop my own ideas, in my own time, using my own equipment.
10 Change the text when I write something that causes unnecessary offence or embarrassment.
11 Credit everyone I plagiarise.
12 Try to look on the brighter side of life. (I think I sense a song coming on...)