What’s a blog without juicy comments from blog readers and subscribers?
I hope you’ll act on that impulse to comment on the entries you read. That’s what the “Comment” box is for. And it’s easy. Just click on “Leave A Comment” at the bottom of the post, type your comment into the comment box, then click “Submit Comment.”
I want you to know, though, that all comments are moderated. That means I see them before anyone else does. It also means I have the option of canceling or editing a comment. I might do this if:
- A comment is more like a personal note that has little general interest for those who visit or subscribe to this blog. If you post a personal note to me in the comments box, you’ll hear back from me, but you may not see your note posted on the blog.
- Harsh language or profanity is included in a comment. I don’t kill a comment just because it is laced with hate speech or expletives. If there’s substance to a comment and that can be salvaged with a reasonable amount of editing, it’ll probably get posted in edited form.
- The length of a comment is excessive. 200 words is the limit in most cases. For longer comments, you may want to post your reflections at your own blog, then use trackback to direct your readers to my blog.
- There are typos or grammatical mistakes. I’ll correct these before a comment shows up on the blog. You make me look good when you post quality comments. I return the favor with careful proffreading—I mean proofreading. I may even alter the diction or syntax, if it will help.
- A lengthy comment is written as a single paragraph. I’ll probably break it into smaller paragraphs, to make your comment more reader-friendly.
If the editing of a comment is extensive, I’ll make a note of that at the end of the comment. I will never intentionally alter the basic meaning of a comment that is approved for posting to my blog.
One More Thing
When you post a comment to my blog, you are granting me the right to edit your comment, and to use and display it however I choose to, in perpetuity.