I love it when people engage with me here and I welcome all thoughtful participation made in good faith.
You are welcome, of course, to disagree with me so long as you do it respectfully and back up your position. However, I have a ZERO tolerance policy for trolling and/or harassment. As it turns out, any woman with an opinion is subject to a whole lot of hate, so I've had to go to comment moderation which I manage entirely myself. As such, even comments made in good faith will be on a short delay before they are published. Bear with me. I also may or may not publish self promoting things, depending on how I feel and what other merit the comment has.Again: I am one person with a full time, non blogging job, an active social life, and many off line interests. I try to keep up on moderation using my cell phone when I'm not at a computer, but I frequently cannot publish comments as quickly as some might like (sneak preview: there will be another blog later this week about a specific complaint I received.)
Additionally, I've heard that the log-in process/CAPTCHA process is difficult for some, and for that I apologize. However, I am at the whims of Blogger, and I'm unable to fix any of those things--at least not without removing the comment moderation process entirely, which protects me from some of the regular harassment I receive, so I ask you to please bear with me.
So just as a heads up, I will also be publishing a new statement at the end of my posts to remind everyone about this. Here it is:
This blog has strict comment moderation intended to preserve a safe space. Moderation is managed solely by the blog author. As such, even comments made in good faith will be on a short delay, so please do not attempt to resubmit your comment if it does not immediately appear. Discussion and thoughtful participation are encouraged, but abusive comments of any type will never be published. The blog author reserves the right to publish/delete any comments for any reason, at her sole discretion.