As I work to add content and build up this site, I wanted to let people know that I really do rely on their comments to help with content creation. The goal of any blogger is to build his/her readership and one of the best tools to attract additional visitors are comments from the people who have already visited. This feedback will allow me to add content that is of interest to the site’s visitors. Yes, this is my blog and many of the posts that I create will be on topics that interest me, but my goal being to share ideas and knowledge with my readers, I definitely wish to create content that will keep people coming back.
Anonymity & Spam – Keep Moving Along
One of the reasons I have chosen to moderate the comments (at least initially) is to reduce the amount of spam and try to eliminate the unnecessary bullying that anonymity can often empower. I’m not looking to censor anyone, I believe in free speech and in acknowledging alternative points of view, I just want to keep it civil. Once you have had your first comment approved, additional comments will not be held for moderation. I do reserve the right to address offensive or disparaging comments, but I will never censor anyone.
Also, I’m not interested in spam and I have spam reducing measures enabled to limit or prevent it if possible. All spam will be removed without prejudice. Nothing personal.
Social Media Enabled
I have enabled the most common social media elements on my site in order to make commenting easy and without having to require registration. I will not be marketing to anyone, sending out blast emails or any of the sort since I am not selling anything. This is just a tool to hopefully create interactivity between my visitors and myself. I really do value feedback.
So How Does This Work?
If you wish to leave a comment, it is very easy to do. The image above gives an example of the steps that are needed to successfully comment on a post. Comments can be entered using either social media or a name and email combination. To enable social media commenting, just click on the appropriate social media medium and it will ask you to authorize it on the platform you chose and once you do so you can comment and submit when ready. You do need to click in the comment box first, to make the social media icons visible. If you do end up having trouble feel free to reach out to me on one of the social media platforms I subscribe to by clicking on one of the icons in the top right header of this site. I will do my level best to get back to you timely.
Keep in mind that your first comment will not appear until I approve it, but after that your comments should appear as soon as you submit them unless the spam filter holds it back.
I once again thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to reading and responding if appropriate to your comments.