I hate to post this kind of thing, especially around the holidays, but I've had a few experiences lately that merit this kind of post. Please realize that this doesn't apply to 99% of the people who leave comments on my blog. I love hearing your opinions and truly encourage you to comment.
Unfortunately, I've had a few anonymous comments lately that have been attacking and rather biting of the things said on this blog. When I opened the blog to anonymous commentators I mentioned that anything off topic or inappropriate would be deleted. This is reminder of that policy. And the decision is mine, not the choice of the person who made the comment.
Don't get me wrong, please. I love having anonymous comments (when they are appropriate), which is why I opened it up in the first place. I have several people who leave lots of anonymous comments that I leave alone. Just check my archives. But this blog is not political in nature. I do occasionally comment on political types of things, and these are the posts those kinds of comments should be posted on. I don't care if you disagree with me or not. It's a matter respect of others and keeping things on-topic, not the expressed opinion.
Again, I apologize for the reminder. This really doesn't apply to most of you. But it really saddens me that people think it's okay to hide behind the anonymity of the Internet to put others down. And I won't allow that here.
I post this full well knowing that I will probably lose readers and/or followers after posting this. But I do it anyway with full knowledge of the consequences. You can disagree with me and stop reading, that is fine. If that's the way you feel, you may not enjoy this blog long term anyway. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, as long as the expression of that opinion does not harm or disrespect others.
Anyway, we now return you to your regularly scheduled day.