Monday, September 29, 2008

About Your Comments...

I don't know about other bloggers, but I'm always happy to see that someone has commented on one of my postings. It means that somebody out there is reading, and that they care enough to offer an opinion about something I've said. That's a good thing.

What I write in my blog is my opinion at that particular point in time. Contrary to what some say, I am entitled to my opinion, just as you are entitled to yours. You can disagree with me, and in many cases, probably do. That's one of the great things about living in this country.

Unfortunately, I have found it necessary to delete many of the comments I receive. To be clear, I'm not deleting them because they disagree with some of my ranting. I delete them because they come from an anonymous e-mail address that doesn't allow for replies. If you don't care to hear a response to your opinion, I'm not interested in hearing your comments about my opinion. Sue me.

Several of the nasty comments I receive focus on my spelling, grammar, and/or word choice. I am far from perfect, and appreciate having any errors called to my attention. However, to date, the errors have not been mine. One nasty commenter informed me that "counseling" should have two "l"s. Wrong. Another informed me that misperception is not a word. It is. It may not be the best word I could have used, but it is a word and it was the word I wanted. Before you jump me for something like that, doublecheck to be sure you are correct.

I welcome your comments. You are free to disagree with me as much as you like. That's what's missing from society today--the opportunity to freely discuss differences of opinion. Perhaps you will share something with me that I didn't know, or didn't understand and my opinion will change. It can happen. I will delete comments that come from anonymous addresses that don't allow for replies. I reserve the right to delete comments for other reasons as well. But I promise that I will never delete a comment just because it's one I don't agree with.

Looking forward to hearing from you...

The Crotchety Old Man

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I like your posts. Those who'd bitch about your spelling and grammar are those who know that somehow, in some way, you piss them off but they're stupid to find ways to articulate it. I suppose if they were intelligent enough to do that, they wouldn't even have any viewpoints that differed much from yours.

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