It’s been a while since I’ve spoken about blog commenting etiquette but, I think it’s time to have that talk again. The last time I spoke about it, I was ranting on twitter. This time I’ll put it in writing so that anyone can refer back to this post at any given time should they feel the need to. If I change my views on my blog commenting etiquette at any time I’ll be sure to update the content. Disclosure: These are my views and opinions on my blog commenting system.
While I am a firm believer in “You are entitled to your own opinion” and “Freedom of speech” that doesn’t mean that you’re going to sway my thought process. I openly DON’T discuss politics, religion, or sex because they tend to be real debate starters that sometimes more than often get ugly online. I’m sorry I don’t debate in comments, or on any other social media platform. Especially NOT twitter! It’s a PERSONAL choice and I’m sticking with it. Now, I have opinions on all those subjects but, I choose not to discuss them online. Most often if I read a blog and I disagree strongly with the content to the point of anger, I don’t leave a comment. If I see a tweet that angers me, I let it go! Some comments and tweets are downright ignorant (My opinion)! I don’t have time to waste debating online, and allowing someone else’s beliefs to upset me. In the end I have NO control over their belief system or how they think.
I love comment moderation! It allows me to view comments before I publish them, delete them, or mark them as spam. I also have the choice to address the comment if necessary. I don’t endorse controversy in the blogosphere! While I appreciate every comment that I get, I’ll respond to those that have a positive tone and not a negative one. I read all my comments and if I disagree with something, I’ll still post your comment. You just may not get a response from me on the subject matter. I guess you’d wonder why I didn’t just delete the comment. Well like I stated in the beginning… I believe in people being entitled to their own opinions alongside of freedom of speech however what people need to understand is that you should be able to (agree to disagree and move on)! People don’t do that, they have to try and convert the person to their beliefs or try and prove that their theory is correct. That’s why there is so much controversy on certain subject matters. Let it go! We are all different and think differently, just accept it!
That being said… If I write about a subject, service, product or host a giveaway from a company that you loath, you can always leave my blog. It’s that easy… just click out of it! If you feel compelled to leave a comment I’ll publish it as long as there is no profanity and it’s not degrading. If you wait for me to respond to a comment and I strongly oppose your views or it was just an ignorant comment (in my opinion), don’t hold your breath! I’m curious as to how my friends in the blogosphere handle crazy comments? Are you fond of your delete button with ignorant comments? Do you think I should respond to a comment that may upset me or that I oppose? Do you debate within your comments? Do you have some sort of commenting policy in place for your blog readers? I want to know…