My Blog Comments Policy

The best part of blogging is receiving comments. Not only does it provide instant feedback that someone has actually read what I have written, but it provides an opportunity to listen to and learn from the views of others. Through comments, we can have our views challenged, supported or augmented. Comments are indeed where the conversation really happens.

So, I want to receive as many comments as possible. And I want to approve every comment I receive.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to publish every comment that has been submitted. Some have included content that wasn’t in keeping with the kind of place I want my blog to be.

This hasn’t happened often. But it has happened. And when it did, I realized I need to have an explicit comments policy on my blog that will provide you, my community, with guidance on what I will or will not approve for publication on Pro PR.

So, here it is. My blog comments policy.

Pro PR’s Blog Comments Policy

This is my place. I try to be civil and I’d ask commenters to be governed by the spirit of civility.

I moderate comments. I want to approve all comments. So, to be sure that I approve your comment, please:

  • Provide your real name, social media URL and email address in the comments form. I do not accept anonymous comments. My name is on all my blog posts. You know who I am. I’d like to know who you are.
  • Be civil in your comments. I will not approve comments that contain insults, threats, attacks on a person’s character or use abusive or profane language.
  • Be on topic . I will delete SPAM and off-topic comments.
  • Do not include private or personal information about another person .

What do you think?

So, there it is. My blog comment policy. Does this policy seem reasonable to you?

Acknowledgments: I reviewed the several people’s blog policies and posts about blog policies. I’d like to thank all of the following for providing guidance and inspiration for my blog policy: Lorelle Von Fossen , Lee Odden , Joyce Carpenter , Matt Craven , and Gina Trapani . Tags: ,