Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blog Hop: Integrity Pledge


The Three Disneyland Mom's consist of Lisa from Babes in Disneyland, Marcy from The Daily Disney and Suz from OC Family.  These three ladies do an outstanding job of reporting what is going on at Disney on the west side of our country!  I've only been to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park once, but LOVE reading what these ladies have to say about those two parks.  When I read their "stuff" I can totally find myself back at those parks!

This week, these three ladies created The Three Disneyland Moms’ Pledge.  Below, you can read the blurb off their web site explaining what the pledge is all about:

As a Disney blogger I am dedicated to blogging with integrity and vow to:
  • never post rumors or items I know not to be true.
  • respect my audience and always be truthful in the ways in which I review and describe Disney experiences and products.
  • fully disclose sponsored posts and advertisements.
  • bring the fun and light side of Disney to my readers as a fan.
  • report timely and truthful insight as a news source.
  • write to the best of my ability and use the correct terms and phrases when reporting Disney news and information.
  • never take photographs or text from other blogs or sites without the owner’s permission.
  • be a friend to other Disney bloggers and fans, for we are part of a community, not a competition.
  • keep my blog current by posting on a weekly basis.
As a Disney fan and blogger, I think this is an incredible idea!  I can fully get on board with this pledge.  Since I took this pledge on The Three Disneyland Mom’s blog, I will post their button on my blog for others to see.  

Integrity, according to dictionary.com is defined as adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.   When I asked my husband to define integrity, he said, “doing what’s right, even when no one is watching.”  I think both of these definitions are perfect.  Even when I first started blogging and my mom was the only one reading, I still tried to blog about what was true and what I had personally experienced.  I tried to follow other Disney bloggers and support them in hopes that they would return the love!  I try to give credit to sources when I can.   When I use photos from other people, I give them credit.  Most importantly, I am true to myself when I blog.  I don’t try to be someone I’m not or pretend to like or enjoy something just for the sake of the blog.  What you see is what you get with “A Disney Mom's Thoughts!”

Thanks for reading and supporting me!  This Disney family that I have learned to love is very important to me!


11 comments:

  1. Well said Beth!! Being yourself is so important for blogging! :) You always blog with integrity and I love reading your work! :D

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  2. Very well said! I like your husbands definition, thats something we should all strive to do. :)c

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  3. And you do always show and return the love! Thanks for being a Disney friend!!

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  4. Great post! Your husband's definition is right on the money for me. I think it's important to always be ourselves in our writing, even if no one is reading it!

    I want to thank you for all your support and encouragement with my blog. It's great knowing that a fellow Alabamian is supporting me :)

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  5. Great post! Totally agree with your husband's definition.

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  6. Beth, I love your blog, but better yet I cherish you as a person. I think you are one of the most honest, genuine people and it shines through on your blog. I have said all day that I think of Disney Bloggers as a family, thanks for being part of my Disney family. It wouldn't be the same without you!!

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  7. Great post! Well said! Your husband nailed it! I love reading your blog. Your truthfulness and positive spirit shines through your writing in each post and comment. I am so glad you're a part of the Disney community and my Disney friend♥

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  8. I agree totally Beth, you always do what is right and be yourself. I love your husband definition of Integrity, it is so true. I'm so glad to have gotten to know all of you.

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  9. Just like you I believe that being yourself is a really important thing when you're blogging. I love reading your blog! Have a magical day.

    Bookgirl @ My Magical Adventures

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  10. Has anyone else been fantasizing how much fun it would be if the Disney Blog Hop bloggers were able to get together for a Disney Park Hop sometime? It would be crazy fun!!

    I've gone as far to think that we could have matching shirts with "I'm blogging this" on the front and "with integrity" on the back.

    Ok. No one else was thinking that. Anyway.

    Great post Beth! :o)

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  11. Love your husband's definition. Such a great motto to live by! You do a wonderful job blogging with integrity and I'm so glad to be following your stuff!

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