A Post I Never Thought I’d Write – My Blogging Rules
My Perfect Breakdown is an important piece of my very existence. It is a place where I share my ongoing search for hope and happiness. Where I share our desire and atypical experiences to grow our family. Where I have good days and some bad days. Where I share my most intimate thoughts, and I share my most personal vulnerability. My Perfect Breakdown is grounded in my love for life and my passion for leaving a positive impact on the world.
So today, as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I am choosing to do something I never thought I would have to do. Today, I am writing four simple rules for anyone who wishes to comment on My Perfect Breakdown:
- Respect. You do not have to agree with my thoughts and my perspective. In fact, I encourage you to disagree and I welcome a constructive discourse based in respect. However, I do not appreciate hostile, rude and/or ignorant comments. I require that comments be respectful in order to be approved.
- Support. My blog is a place of support. Support for me and support for others. Many people reading and commenting are going through their own personal struggles. Some might be related to infertility, adoption, or any sort of personal adversity. My point is simple, My Perfect Breakdown is a place to offer support and love. Anything else is not welcome.
- Polite. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Please be polite in your comments to me and to others who choose to comment.
- Positivity. I firmly believe that the world needs more positive people. Positivity breeds positivity. Negativity breeds negativity. So bring on the positive comments and forget the negative and/or hateful comments.
If these rules are not followed (i.e. if I deem anything to be disrespectful, rude and/or hateful) then I will not post the comment and if necessary I will blacklist individuals entirely. No questions asked, and no explanations offered.
I have no intentions to censor my blog and/or change what I write about. I do not plan to avoid controversial topics. I will not only write about “easy” topics because the hard topics are too scary or intimidating or invite unpleasant responses.
But, at the same time, I will not promote negativity and I will not share hatred. There is enough hatred in our world and I will not spend one millisecond of my time supporting the dissemination of such thoughts. If you feel the need to write a negative comment, I can assure you, it will not be shared publicly on this blog and you may find yourself blacklisted entirely so that I also do not have to read such words.
My decision to censor negative comments, is simply the result of my desire to make the world a better place. Please join me and take part in this positive approach. To the vast majority of you who choose to make the world a better place every single day, thank you!
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