Blog Comment Etiquette
I love comments on my blog - keep 'em coming people. Thanks to all of you that have commented it is appreciated! Although to date I haven't posted anything I believe to be too controversial I wonder about comments that are not in agreement with the sentiment of the blogger.
I was over on BlogHer (and yes I am giving them love, even though they REJECTED my blog, I don't do well with rejection - but my blog isn't old enough to be listed yet, so I understand) and a new editor posted. She is deeply conservative and well her post was about abortion. I will leave it at that. There were many, many, many (I can keep going but I will stop) comments both in agreement and disagreement with her. And it was actually a joy to read all of the different perspectives.
I know that if you are on BlogHer you might expect and even welcome all types of comments. But I wonder about the everyday personal blogger. Are comments that are not in line with the bloggers beliefs, thoughts, ideals, still kept or are they tossed out?
Interesting question I think. Personally, as long as the comments are not inflammatory or derogatory in any way I think I would keep them. Other perspectives can be enlightening.
I would love to hear from other bloggers out there. What do you do when comments are not in line with your thinking? Do you keep them? Do you throw them out?