Why I Keep My Comments Open | Indie Spirit by Augustin Ra

People who are close to me would know that I am a very private person. It takes a lot of time and patience to let me open up about something but there are stories of my life that I openly share regardless if I'm talking to a stranger or not. It depends on the person I'm talking to. Some say I am an open book. What you see is what you get but some say, I'm unpredictable. They won't know that I'm already being a sarcastic bitch, plain rude, or I'm just teasing. It's a one hell of a crazy journey to get to know me and despite how long the relationship we have, I still have dirty little secrets to keep. 

It's not a restriction of topic when it comes to sharing. I can share with you anything under the sun from personal, stories I've read, knowledge grasped for a time being, period talks, sex, up to the most random of all the random-est topics of all so long as you've passed a standard I made up. 

I've been in the blogosphere for a long time already. I was 13 when I started and now, I'm already 21. Wow, it's been eight years. Eight years of on-and-off relationship with blogging and those eight years involved numerous blog hopping and dropping a comment or two or maybe even more in every blog I stumbled upon. I'm back again with hopping from one blog to another and I came to realize more why keeping my comments open is one of the best decisions I've made. 

Yeah, I may be a private person but I like to keep my comments open for the public without the words 'Your comment is awaiting moderation' despite how unpredictable those comments would be. It's kind of frightening to see a bad comment on my work sitting for how many days already and left being unattended because life gets in the way for me and people would see it thinking 'Fuck, she has this bad comment.' but at least, I was able to start a conversation. I have two options: 1) to have a healthy conversation with this person who dropped this rude comment or 2) just delete it. So far, I haven't received such thing and hope it continues. 

Bloggers tend to click let my comments be approved first before displaying it but it doesn't work for me that way as time passed by. As a blog reader, it discourages me to post another comment once I dropped one and saw 'your comment is awaiting moderation' because I don't know whether I dropped a well-meant comment despite how many times I've already read and checked it before clicking the post button. It also discourages me because I don't know if it would even be published so obviously, my efforts would go to waste. Not only my efforts but my own naked thoughts. Once I also knew that moderation thing going on, I'd be discouraged to reply to other people's comments even though I have something to say because of what I've said earlier and I don't even know when this blogger would post my comment. Who knows by the time a blogger post my comment it would already be irrelevant at the time because we all know that people change, right?

When I've read an interesting blog post, I'd definitely drop a comment and share it but sometimes having this moderation thing going on could hold me back on sharing it. Maybe because I'll be waiting for your approval and of course, maybe that would take a day or maybe months and obviously, I already have forgotten that particular sensual post. There's also a high chance that I won't even received a notification that my comment was already approved.

I won't deny that I've tried moderating my comments to experiment things but later on, kept it open because all comments would just be posted anyway regardless of how good or bad that comment was. I don't want my blog readers be restricted by the flow of comments with the way how I am active with this blog. I want them to let their thoughts flow regardless I went missing in action.

It could be humiliating to receive a bad comment and if I'll receive one, I'd even question my life's existence and how bad I really am as a human being but that's life. We don't tend to get all the rainbows. We can't have everything. It's up to us how to handle those nasty words (if there's any).

Don't even start with 'You have to register first.' Seriously? I'm out! Nice blog, though. 

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