NaBloPoMo_0614_298x255_prompts_0Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Who owns the comment section: the blog writer or the blog readers?

It's Tuesday.  It's sunny and warm.  I am tired and cranky.  Sheba is underfoot. Do I have anything to say about the above prompt?

In the real world, we own are responsible for whatever we do or say.  But what about in Blogsville or FaceBook or other social media?  That's a little tougher.

I don't have any rules about commenting.  I rely on WordPress to do its thing about filtering spams, etc.  I'm not quite up on the ins and outs of all this stuff even though I've been blogging for over a year.

So far, I haven't attracted a lot of traffic, followers or comments. But I am happy with what I have.  I appreciate my readers, their likes and comments.  So far I haven't angered or offended anyone. But then what I blog about doesn't generate those kinds of responses.

However, I have been in an email group where people do get their emotions aroused over politics, religion and sometimes nothing.  The exchange could get personal and nasty, even though there was a rule about the delete button.  In the end I and many others had to leave the group.

In light of the experience, I say whoever has control of the delete button ( the writer) owns the comment section.  I appreciate comments that help me to become a better writer.  I appreciate respectful differences of opinion.  But I do not want to be viciously and personally attacked.  If I can wiggle my nose and push the delete button and pooof, I would do it!  Wouldn't you?




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