Guidelines for Posts and Comments


This blog is about finding and becoming our ideal self. We welcome all articles to that end, including religious, political, humorous and any other. However this blog is not about finding converts or promoting a political party.

This means we welcome posts on how self reliance with reduced taxes (or a government program through increased taxes) would help self-fulfillment, but will block posts on Obama birth certificate or Tom Delay conviction.

Similarly, we welcome posts (and, particularly, testimonies) on how your faith helped (or a religion inhibited) your personal growth, but will block posts on morality of the pastors, history of the religious conflicts or authenticity of religious texts.

In general, if you could use a line from “If” or “Invictus” as post’s title, then it is probably appropriate for this blog.

Content quality

We don’t have the goal of having the most articles – only the best ones, with no pop-psychology platitudes or general rambling.

Please use appropriate language (no chat language, please!) and be sure that anything you write you are proud of and are prepared to take responsibility for.

Our editing staff will mediate all posts to ensure their consistent quality and relevance.


Always check over your post for spelling and grammar errors, and your use of words. (HINT: Try pasting your post in a word processor first and using the spell checker or use an internet spellchecker before posting on your blog.)

Fact checking

Make sure things you write about are factual. Link to your sources. But never link to something you haven’t read and understood completely. When you link to something, make sure it is something that you really want to be associated with. If a link contains material that might be in poor taste or make some people uncomfortable, you should probably warn readers by using a parenthetical note or some other word of caution.


We expect plenty of criticism in posts and comments; however we expect civility, respect, appropriate language as well as well constructive, clearly laid out arguments.


We prefer your own unique posts and would rather you not reprint someone else’s (from other blogs or publications). However if you believe that some article would really benefit the readers of our blog, you may either refer it to our editing staff or reprint it under author’s name and with the author’s explicit permission.

Of course, you are always welcome to re-post entries from your own personal blog.

Personal information

Refrain from putting yours or other people personal information on the blog. No last names, phone numbers, home addresses, IM screen names etc. It is probably not wise to give out your personal email address either.