Have you ever left a comment on someone's blog, only to find it gone the next day? Or read through a controversial post with hundreds of comments and find that everyone is on the same side?
Having a blog ABSOLUTELY gives you the right to discuss whatever you want. If you want to devote your blog to the intricacies of sewing small pillows...cool. You do that. I will not read it. If you want to write in bold print about how YOU. ARE. THE. BEST. RUNNER. EVER...I probably won't read that either. But if I do, will you keep my comment politely asking how you compare to say, world class athletes?
In full disclosure...I delete some comments. Say what? Yeah, I do. Not often, but I do. Sometimes they are spam, like this:
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|How I feel about blog spam!|
|Keep that shhhhhh..... to yourself|
But if you write a comment saying you made one of my recipes and it sucked? It will stay.
If you think I made a mistake with some information? It will stay.
If you think I'm a terrible writer? I will cry. But yes, it will stay.
I enjoy conversation with people through this blog. If I delete that comment, I'm saying "get out of the conversation." I don't want to do that. I used to have the "captcha" feature when you left a comment - meaning you had to verify you were human before I let your comment through. Now I welcome anyone who can type to leave a comment. Totally don't have to be human. I'm so liberal.
What's your blog comment policy?
Basically, as long as it's not obscene or selling something, it stays. I love reading blogs where there is an active discussion, not just a chorus of "yums" or "yes, me too!" in the comment section.
Have you ever had your comment deleted from a blog? Or has it not been accepted in the first place?
I wrote what I believed to be a thoughtful and (relatively) thought-out comment on a very large blog and it was up for a few minutes until it got deleted. I was very surprised and it made me wonder how often this happens.