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Get it Right, Instead of First

Paul Stamatiou has published an article called Words for the Wise, where he points a finger at all those that publish an article on their sites before doing due diligence in making sure it’s correct.

One of my highest-ranked pet peeves about blogging regards bloggers who don’t take the time to do a bit of researching before posting an article. This is aimed at “A-list” bloggers more than anything. They are usually in such a hurry to beat the crowd and get something published that the accuracy and factuality of their information is left in the back seat.

I couldn’t agree with him more. It can be hard to balance being first and being right, but I’d rather be right than first, and that is the stand that more bloggers should take, especially as being wrong can cause litigation, or if nothing else, some angry comments and a reduction in trust.