Your Words, My Blog. By posting a comment to my site, you give me the right to publish it, quote it, and show it on my site. But they’re still your words. You own them and I don’t.
Debate is fine. Rudeness isn’t. If you post a comment and it’s rude to me or others, I reserve the right to remove your comment or never publish it.
Disagreements. I’m fine with you disagreeing with me. Even on my blog. I don’t have to have the last word. Feel free to comment on my blog and disagree. If it’s rational, intelligent, and helpful to me and others, I’ll keep it. If it’s rude, mean, or completely emotional and lacking in substance, I reserve the right to remove it or never publish it.
Promotion. There are times where it makes complete sense to post a link to an article of yours or a product you want me or others to notice. But if the context isn’t there, and in my opinion it’s an attempt to get my visitors to jump to your offering, I reserve the right to remove it or never publish it.
Questions are free. Answers may not be. I don’t mind if you post questions – I try to answer them and even use some to inspire full posts. Some questions are great. But some are pretty extreme. They’re better suited to getting consulting using my Clarity account. I reserve the right to let you know, directly, that the question is better suited for a call, and so the comment may not get published.
I may not reply. Some days I get a lot of comments and form entries from my contact page. This blog is a labor of love. That means I’ll try to reply but it won’t always happen. So even if I publish your comment, I may not reply.