Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Who Are You?
Then, of course, there are blog comments by the ubiquitous "Anonymous." I recognize that not everyone wants to create a profile in Blogger or whatever utility is in use. But at least sign your work. Of course, this is most often the case when someone leaves an inflammatory or negative comment on a post. Come on, folks. You're entitled to your opinion, but have the courtesy (if not the courage) to back it up with your identity.
For those of you not familiar with Blogger, which is what I use to publish this blog, the owner has an option to pre-approve every comment before it's posted. I don't go that far, but I do reserve the right (also given me by Blogger) to delete a comment, once posted, when it's inflammatory or derogatory.
To save you going back through the archives of this blog, this hasn't been the case here...yet. But I've seen it in other blogs, sometimes going so far as to make the blog owner decide to stop posting. I hope that has never happened to you.
Okay, I've said my piece. Now it's your turn. Should blog owners pre-approve comments? Do you think it's okay to post an anonymous comment and not sign it? I'm waiting to hear your thoughts.
Note to my readers: I'm being interviewed today on her blog by Joy Hannabass, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of my latest book, Diagnosis Death, if you post a comment there. I'll be dropping by to respond to your comments, as well.
Also you can get a sneak peak at Diagnosis Death today (May 31) on the romance writing site, RomCon. Hope you'll visit.