This is a bit of an update post, mostly because I’d like to tell you about the blog’s new commenting policy, as well as just share a couple of things that have been on my mind.
I hope you’ll spare a quick minute, to check it out! ❤️
First and foremost, I wanted to say ❤️ THANK YOU ❤️ to all of you, for being here, and helping to make this place as warm and inviting as it is, to hang out, and chat about dramas.
It’s testament to the fantastic community that we have here, that I haven’t felt the need to create a commenting policy for such a long time, after starting the blog.
Thank you for being so kind, caring and helpful to one another; the community spirit you guys have helped to create, is truly one of my favorite things about the blog. 🥰
At the same time, I wanted to apologize for a couple of things.
The first one, is for the technical issues that many of you experienced. For a good few months, we were experiencing site loading problems, including too many redirects, and slow loading times.
I’m SO SORRY about that. I’ve finally managed to get it all fixed. I hired a tech specialist to sort out my site loading issues, and the situation has now stabilized, and the site’s now doing well on site speed tests.
If you’ve been wary of coming on the blog for this reason, I hope that this update will make you feel more at ease about hanging out here again!
My perceived lack of presence
The second thing, is for not being as present in the comments as I would have liked.
When I first started the blog, I made it a point to reply to every single comment on the blog, because, as an ex-lurker, I knew what it felt like to leave a comment, and then feel like you were just throwing your words into a void, because no one replies.
I was able to keep to that personal goal for a good number of years.
However, as the blog has grown, I’ve found it a real struggle, to juggle everything that I do for the blog (you can get a flavor for what goes into running the blog, in this post).
Because of this, you’ll have noticed that my presence in the comments has become very sporadic.
Please know that I value every comment; your opinion and insights matter, and I’d love for you to keep sharing them!
I do read as many of the comments as possible, and I will do my best to be more present, going forward, though I should qualify upfront, that it is still impossible for me to respond to all comments. 😅
Thank you for your understanding, and your patience with me! ❤️
NEW COMMENTING POLICY
I’ve finally written a commenting policy and put it in place – 9 whole years after starting the blog, ha.
It feels really late, I know. I’m sorry about that. It just.. never occurred to me, that it would be useful to have a commenting policy in place. 😅
As the blog’s grown, and as the blog community has grown, however, it finally dawned on me that it would actually be helpful and useful, to have a commenting policy.
The whole idea of the commenting policy, is to make the commenting experience here on the blog, as pleasant and happy as possible, for everyone.
I’ve included a handy list of Do’s and Don’ts in the policy, to help guide us along, in our common quest for passionate yet healthy conversations about all things drama.
I’ve put it under the ABOUT section, like so:
To go right there right now, you can click here.
Since we’re on the topic of commenting, I thought I’d also point you to a post that I wrote last year (here!), that breaks down some of the main features of the commenting system that we use here on the blog.
One of the things I’ve noticed, is that the thing that seems to trip folks up the most, is the use of the Spoiler tag.
The best tip I can give you on that, is to:
First: type your spoiler in its own paragraph, making sure to hit Enter an extra time before and after said paragraph, so that your spoiler stands nicely on its own, and then
Second: highlight / select your Spoiler paragraph, before clicking on the Spoiler tag icon, which looks like [+].
That should give you a nice, successful spoiler tag that stands on its own, without interfering with the font size of your subsequent paragraphs.
..And that’s it!
Thank you for taking the time to read this little update post, and thank you for continuing to hang out here, in my little corner of the interwebs. 🥰
Much love to ya!