Comments that are snarky, angry, or lack argumentation will be deleted. Quick comments that express gratitude for, or agreement with, the post will be kept. But rude drive-by comments fired off from your smart phone while you are walking to the bathroom will be deleted. If you disagree with the post, you must show why in a humble, constructive manner. Any comment that feels dehumanizing, belittling, or childish will be deleted. All comments that give me flashbacks of my 4th grade playground will get nixed. If you’re actually in the 4th grade, please let me know and I’ll make an exception.
Other comments that will get deleted include: ones that feel self-promoting, are unrelated to the topic, or contain unnecessary links to your own blog or book. Comments that are awkwardly long will be kept but probably won’t be read. If you’re unaware that super long comments are awkward, then it might get axed. Trolls, haters, or those whose keyboards are locked on ALL CAPS will be deleted and/or blocked. Questions that aren’t real questions but veiled, passive-aggressive jabs will be cut. Or maybe mocked. (I’ll repent later.) If you’re still angry that your Christian girlfriend or boyfriend broke up with you in 9th grade, and you can’t help but lash out at every Christian blog you read, then your comment will be kept. These are actually entertaining.
The sole discretion of monitoring the comments is left up to me. And maybe my kids.