Previously, I have only allowed comments to post after approving them first. I did this not to sensor, but to try to limit spam and eliminate inappropriate comments. Unfortunately, I think an unintended side-effect is that it tends to limit commenting overall. And fortunately, I have to date received only a handful of comments that I deemed inappropriate.
So I have decided to open comments to posting without my previous moderation. However, some words and phrases are subject to moderation, and there will be NO TOLERATION of derogatory comments of any sort. It’s really pretty simple–converse like a mature, civilized human being, avoid profanity, and your comments will appear immediately and will stay. Flame anything or anyone and they won’t. If you happen to read an offensive comment before I moderate then please do not respond. Anyone commenting in an inappropriate way isn’t likely interested in a real conversation.
I really would enjoy seeing and reading more commentary and would love to hear others experiences as well as receive thoughtful hints and tips on whatever subject I might be moved to write about. You may even help me fine-tune my grammar–as long as you play nice doing it! Basically, I long to see this blog become a community of sorts–actually a community of all sorts–all sorts of people, lives, experience, and knowledge.
Looking forward to future conversations and growth! Peace!