I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comments are Welcome, But Respect is a Must

A recent (deleted) commenter from my last post: [...]but don't you dare tell someone they shouldnt go because of its theme. My response: I will "dare" to say what I feel I need to say, because this is my own damn blog.

Well, I was initially excited today when I noticed that I had three comments for my last posting, but that excitement soon turned to irritation when I realized that these commenters were just supporting Terror in the Square. It's not that I do not want disagreement or healthy dialogue on my blog, because I really do. I absolutely love it when people comment on my blog and I really don't mind when people disagree with me, as long as it is done in a respectful manner. Unfortunately, these comments were extremely disrespectful and I am sorry to anyone that read them. Hopefully I will not get much more of these kinds of comments or I will have to change my comment policy, but it is imperitive that I keep this space full of respect towards me and my readers. I know that no space can really be a truly "safe space," although that is what I state I want this blog to be in my mission statement (under the picture of the egg). As the sole blog moderator, I have control over what comments get published and just so everyone is on the same page: if I feel a comment is disrespectful, it will be deleted. This is my right and in the future, I probably will not provide an explanation.

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