Comment Policy

Please review this comment policy list before commenting publicly on the blog.

I appreciate comments from readers and community members on the Freelance Writing Pros blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and feedback.

That said, there are certain types of comments that won’t be approved here in the best interest of the community.

Comment Policy Rules

  • Comments that harass or insult contributors or other commenters;
  • Completely anonymous comments (Use your name — or professional pen name you normally go by — when you comment, not a brand name or keyword phrase. We’re here to talk with fellow freelance writers, not brands or SEO spammers);
  • Spam comments (These include anything directly promotional just to push your service, product or website. You have a space to include your site URL; don’t add it to the comment itself. Spam comments also include any form of automated comments or those that add nothing to the conversation — like simply “great post.”);
  • Comments with otherwise objectionable material (I know. This sounds vague. It’s all about my best judgment — the “I’ll know it when I see it” comments. Things I might remove are comments with excessive profanity — a bit of swearing won’t get your comment deleted though — or anything I feel promotes hate, illegal activities, comments promoting companies with a history of exploiting freelance writers, or other things I simply don’t want this site associated with.).

All users’ first comments are moderated. After you have an approved comment, your future comments should go live immediately (as long as you don’t change your email address, IP address, or something else that makes the system think you’re a new commenter).

I reserve the right to delete any comment I feel violates the above policy without notice. If a visitor repeatedly violates this comment policy, they may be banned from future commenting.

This comment policy is subject to change at any time.

Last updated August 20, 2019