Saturday, June 24, 2006

Family Friendly Does NOT Mean It's for Children!!

Our BLOG VILLAGE TopList is having a birthday! Our baby is one month old!!

At this moment, there are 61 blogs on Active Status, showing on the TopList. We have 7 more members who, for one reason or another, are on Inactive Status at this time. That's a lot of members for such a short period of time, I think. I'm so very pleased that there are that many bloggers who are of similar mind with my feelings about opening a blog and having objectionable material thrown at you.

There do still seem to be some folks who are unsure as to exactly what kind of blogs are eligible to join BLOG VILLAGE. There really are only two things I look at when I check out a site. Is it in English? That's easy to tell.

The other criteria is not always as easy to decide on. I look at the home page to see if any of the titles or post titles have profanity or sexual words in them. I also look at all the pictures on that opening page, to see if anything would be considered to have sexual connotations or be pornographic. If everything still looks OK, I check back through the Archives and randomly view several more pages, looking for the same things. Do I read every post, looking for "dirty words"? NO! Do I agree with the content or position of every blog on our TopList? NO!!! We're adults. If you find a blog that makes you uncomfortable, or a topic you find objectionable, don't read it again.

Many of the blogs on our TopList are mommy blogs, as you might expect, but not all. Some are quite controversial, some espouse different religions, or no religion, some are rather difficult scientific blogs, there are photo blogs, and there are a few political ones that get rather heated at times. And yes, there are objectional words within the blog posts of some of our Villager's blogs.

The difference in our TopList and others is that all the sites are safe for anyone to casually view the monitor. Our Villagers use no profanity in titles or banners, and there are no pictures with sexual connotations. If the boss doesn't mind you surfing the net on your break, you don't have to be as concerned about what he might see on your monitor, if you're surfing BLOG VILLAGE blogs.

Interested in joining BLOG VILLAGE?

Start HERE.

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13 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

Dirty Butter said...

You're more than welcome, Susan. I encourage you to pick out a few of the blogs on the VILLAGE and comment and vote on them, too.

Chrisk67 said...

Dirty,

Thanks for swing back by Chicago Sunsets. I appreciate the comment and I do remember you from a while back. Thansk again!
Chrisk67

Dirty Butter said...

I'm glad I ran across your blog again. I couldn't remember the name of it, duh ..... too obvious, right? I'm hoping you'll take me up on my invitation, and everybody on BLOG VILLAGE will get to enjoy your gorgeous photographs.

Stjernesol said...

It's nice to have bloggers with different backgrounds, different faith, different ideas and meaning :)

Kilroy_60 said...

A carnival post that gives people inspiration of how they can make their dream come true. I like it!

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Thanks for the gentle reminder. I know I sometimes post the odd bad word without thinking - but don't go looking now, okay? I like to be able to surf through the blogs knowing I won't end up with something on my screen that'll make me cringe...

I'm visiting via the carnival :)

Naomi said...

Good post Rosemary. I think you've done really well creating Blog Village. It's a really nice community of good quality blogs.

Dirty Butter said...

Having computer trouble, so I'll respond to comments when I can.

Dirty Butter said...

One of my original goals for BLOG VILLAGE was to end up with a wide variety of blogs, with as many viewpoints as I could find within the rules. I'm glad you think that I'm succeeding, Stjernesol.

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks for the compliment, Kilroy. BLOG VILLAGE is my version of doing something about what you don't like, instead of just complaining.

Dirty Butter said...

Hehe ... Don't tempt me, Heather. Nah, I wouldn't do that to you. Anyway, my only concern is the large print words and the pictures. Content is entirely up to each Villager.

My philosophy is that bloggers should be able to say what they please, just don't shove it in my face, uninvited!!

Dirty Butter said...

I appreciate the compliment, Naomi. We've lost a few high quality blogs, due to not having the voting link ;( , but I agree that those who have stayed with us are a top notch bunch, including yours!! :)

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