There’s no approval process for comments, because I don’t want to discourage anyone from writing. You hit “post”, it goes up. If it’s spam or hatemail, I’ll take it down later, after my legitimate readers have had a chance to mock you or buy your timeshares, whichever the case may be.
I do my best to respond to all comments on this blog, because I appreciate everyone who reads the stuff I write and doubly appreciate those who take the time to write to me. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to have a post of mine get linked somewhere like Freshly Pressed, and that brings in a boatload of new readers. This makes me extremely happy and grateful but tends to generate more comments than I can respond to individually. I am really sorry if this happens. Know that I read every single comment, and if you stick around and comment again on another less popular post (which I hope you will), you’ll probably hear back from me directly next time.
If you have a question which you need a response to, use the form on the Contact Me page to send me an email. I’m pretty good about replying to those.
When I do respond to a comment, I try to do so in the same tone and spirit of your original comment. If you’re nice, I’ll be nice. If you’re snarky, I’ll snark back. If you choose to go on the attack, don’t be surprised if I get all up in your grill or whimper nervously in response. On those rare occasions when you convince me I’m wrong, I’ll admit it. So if you think I’m wrong, please feel free to say so. Again, however politely you say it to me, that’s how politely I’ll respond.
One thing that’s not tolerated here is homophobia, in any form. It says “Adventures of a Gay Superdad” right there on top of the blog. If that makes you uncomfortable, go away. (Thankfully, this has only happened a couple of times… which should make you haters feel even pettier.)
I reserve the right to delete and ban anyone who crosses whatever I deem to be “the line”. This does not infringe on your right to free speech. You’re free to start your own blog and say whatever crazy things you want. I’m free never to visit your blog and to live my life blissfully unaware of the depths of your lunacy.
This blog is my home. If you come in here and insult me, you’re no longer welcome.
The rest of you are awesome.