GO placidly amid the hot links and the distractions,
and remember what peace there may be in unplugging.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons online and never never flame others or engage
in any kind of cyberbullying or cyberstalking.
Key in your truths quietly and clearly;
and read what others have to say, too
even the dull and the ignorant;
for they too have their stories and ideas to impart, even if you disagree.
Avoid angry and aggressive flamers and out of control cyberbullies,
for they are vexations to the spirit of the internet (and remember to spell "internet" in a lowercased fashon, even though Ted Anthony at the Associated Press and Phil Corbett at the New York Times stubbornly
cling to the capital I.).
If you compare your blog with other blogs that are better and have more visitors,
you may become vain and bitter, so just enjoy your own blog for what it is and don't
worry abut the big guys
Enjoy your online achievements, as well as your plans for future conquests.
Keep interested in your own blogging, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution who you give your personal details to;
for the world is full of trickery and Nigeran scams waiting to part you from your money.
Be yourself when you are online, or, if it so pleases you, adopt a persona..
Use your real name or a pseudonym for your userid, and let no one steal your password,
especially those pesky phishers.
Take kindly the counsel of your fellow bloggers and gracefully chat with your Facebook
friends in real time. But don't over do, and always take time out to unplug and enjoy a weekly
You are a child of the Digital Age,
no less than the keyboards and the pixels;
and you have every right to blog to your heart's content. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt cyberspace is unfurling as it should and you are part of the great equation: E = mc2
Therefore be at peace with Microsoft and Yahoo!,
and make of your Kindles and your nooks what you will. E-readers to the fore!
Whatever your labors and your aspirations,
in the multitasking distractions cyberspace keep peace with your soul -- if you still have one.
With all its sham, mattdrudgery, and broken keyboards,
it is still a beautiful online world.
Be cheerful. Use the smile emoticon as much as possible.
Strive to be a happy camper and unplug often.
[An encrypted message found in a bottle floating across a glaring screen in the middle of Manhattan, and keyed in by an anonymous hacker.]