Growing up, the verse my mother quoted the most often was, "Be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as Jesus Christ has forgiven you." (doodley-doo, Ephesians 4:32.) With three daughters, she said it a lot.
Over the years, it got shortened. First to "Be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another." Then, "Be ye kind, one to another."
Eventually, it got down to just "Be ye kind!" And it usually sounded like a threat.
I've been thinking lately about all the blogging do's and don'ts out there, especially for writers' blogs. Don't get me wrong. I like a good blog tip post as much as the next girl. But it seems to me it all boils down to that one directive: "Be ye kind."
Don't gossip. Don't speak negatively about others. Do respond to comments and check out others' blogs. Don't talk about yourself all the time. Do share what's on your heart.
Be ye kind.
[Oh, and do give away pinkalicious pampered reader basket to your awesome followers!]