Let me preface this by saying I am new to blogging, and I am almost certainly doing things wrong. That’s fine. I’ll learn.
In Others’ Words is a moderated blog. I went back and forth about that, honestly. Until this morning I had never declined approval on a comment.
I consider myself fair game. You want to take me to task for something, or have strong opinions about something I’ve said- whatever. I’m certainly not going to only approve complimentary and supportive comments- that would be ridiculous.
I am drawing a line in the sand, though. Right here, right now.
Whatever the intention of this blog was when I started it, it has become a place where people are sharing their stories, sometimes for the very first time. There is BRAVERY happening here.
If you choose to denigrate someone who is sharing their truth and making themselves vulnerable, if you choose to name call, and shame, and judge someone other than me, let me be crystal clear- your comment will never see the light of day. Particularly if you do it from the cheap seats- hiding behind anonymity.
Save yourself some time. Go read a Brené Brown book. Go for a walk. Find something else to do, because I will not have it.
In possibly related news, I may or may not have watched one too many Olivia Pope clips on youtube this morning.