I’m sure I’m not the first one you’ve seen post their personal blog & comment policy, and I’m not claiming to be starting a little trend, but after a bit of a flare up between a comment/email poster to my site this weekend, I decided I’d go on record too:
AndrewConnell.com Blog Policy:It seems everyone has their own definition of what classifies as a post on their blog. My engine (a modified version of the .Text 0.94 build) allows me to publish posts and articles. 99% of the stuff I write goes under the “post” classification. All my posts are syndicated. When do I make the transition from a post to an article? It’s sort of like the classic porn benchmark stated by a U.S. Supreme Court justice (I forget the name) when asked to give a definition of porn <paraphrasing>: “I can’t explain it, but I know it when I see it.”
For me, if it’s something I’d write on a scratch piece of paper or send an email to someone about, it’s a post. Articles are just that… something I’d put in a magazine or publication. Some people don’t use articles and just post everything, but I can’t stand incredibly long posts… I’d prefer a post summarising an article. Before you ask, no I don’t push you to my articles to boost my Google AdSense (the handful of a few extra pennies doesn’t help that much).
I will not remove any of my posts after I post them. I may strike out everything or update the post, but once it’s posted, I’d consider it a final work.
Comment Policy:The content I put on my blog, as well as those via comments, is a reflection of me. Some comments, like occasional posts, are controversial. I’m up for a healthy debate and I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me in my comments to posts. However, I reserve the right to remove any comment for any reason. I’ve implemented some anti-spam & flame protection to my site which basically block curse words, gambling words, drug advertisements, or other common spam posts. As long as comments aren’t ads, hateful, or attacking, I won’t remove them (note: attacking is NOT the same thing is challenging my opinion or POV… I consider attacking to be something like name calling or flat out just ranting).