Richard over at Linen on the Hedgerow had an idea of the shape he had in mind for the proposed Bloggers Guild over across The Pond. (The actual seed of the idea was Dylan Parry’s). I’ve called for some ideas for our side; here are some of my own:
Proposed guiding principles for Catholic Bloggers of America
- The Catholic Bloggers of America unite:
- To exchange ideas, techniques and information to help each other become more prominent voices for the Catholic faith;
- To give each other support and encouragement in the practice and promotion of the Catholic faith;
- To eat, drink, swap stories, throw darts and bowling balls (but not at each other).
- No annual dues to be set until it actually begins to cost something to run the Guild; work on behalf of the Guild should be voluntary as much as possible, and money collected only when and to the extent needed.
- To the end of principle 2, formal organization should be kept to a minimum, developed only as required. Since the point is to get bloggers in the same room with each other for food, fun and talk, the only real purpose of the organization itself is to get the meetings arranged.
- No test of faith should be required … especially not if it involves the flight speed of an African swallow; a simple oath that one abides by the Catechism and talks nice about the Pope will do.
- The CBA is not intended to be a PAC or a watchdog organization: no particular political test should be required … unless you’re a unicorn-chomping pinko commie.
- About the only other principle I can think of: MINIMUM AGE 21! I don’t want to have the same nightmare Richard had!