Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Commenting

When I first started this blog, I didn't want to moderate comments because when I looked at other bloggernacle blogs, moderating after the fact was good enough. But I also started this blog with the intent that it be a peaceful blog and by the comments, it hasn't really been. It's been my fault for letting too many personal attacks through, and I'm afraid that my readers don't feel safe to comment if they want. I've appreciated the feedback I've gotten through email, Facebook, LDS forums, and bloggernacle blogs. My intended audience of people who are trying to include Heavenly Mother in their thoughts has been very receptive and I thank you all.

Having said that, I know that since some of the discussion hasn't been peaceful, I'm going to start full-on moderating comments. And if the tone doesn't fit this blog, I'm not posting it. I really don't want this to be an argumentative blog- you and I can find places for that sort of conversation elsewhere, but I don't want it to be here. If this blog isn't a good fit for you, I understand. The bloggernacle is wide and deep and I have confidence everyone will find a place that fits them. I have a contact page for questions, comments and concerns if you feel that you need a different voice. Feel free to use that.

Comment policy is still going by Internet and bloggernacle comment rules along with my own personal whim. I didn't actually expect to get a lot of comments on this blog. With the type of blog it is, I really only expected a few "Hmms" as people looked in their RSS reader and then went on with their day. The response has been really surprising.

And sorry about flooding you RSS feeds with another post. I'll go back to MWFSunday posting now.

Thanks.

2 comments:

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

This blog has been very meaningful to me so far, as I'm trying to form my own understanding of and relationship with Heavenly Mother, but I've definitely fallen into the category of people who respond with a personal "Hmm" as I read the updates via Google. I'm glad I didn't get into the comments before now, and I think it's wise (and well-justified) that you start moderating them more seriously.

Anyhow, seeing as how you might receive a fair bit of flak for this move, I just wanted to officially express my support and say thank you for expressing your love and reverence for Heavenly Father and Mother in this simple way.

Descent said...

What Sarah said.

I honestly do not understand why people choose to argue and condemn others for the way they choose to "worship according to their own conscience." You do it your way, I'll do it mine. Live and let live.