February 22, 2012
We’ve all seen them: blogs with outrageous claims about a product with no supporting evidence. Some readers may be misled, while others remain skeptical of any information found online. So what are the implications? Besides the negative image that could surmise from the 34% of blogs that are geared toward consumer reviews on products and brands, careless bloggers could face legal action.
Blogging, however, is not a practice to be feared, but embraced. Millions of blogs are added each day in a growing number of industries and interests, and are beginning to shape advertising and the economy. Furthermore, clever writers and smart citers can expect only positive outcomes from their blogs. Here are four tips on how to keep your blog smart, sound, and best of all, legal.
This blog is not legal advice and was not written by an attorney; however, it does contain important considerations from your fellow blogger. Also, please keep in mind that these tips are restricted to the confines of laws within the United States.
Follow these four important tips, and remember you have a first amendment right in the U.S. Constitution to express yourself. Be savvy; be tasteful, and you could be the next expert blogger in your field.
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