Friday, July 22, 2011

Opinion Poll

I need your opinion on something.  But before I start?

Does anyone have copies of my stories "The Wages of Shame" and Essentially Female"?  I've lost mine - and if you can send me copies?  I'll send you five of my other stories as payment for each.

Next, that most recent comment from the poor guy whos wife knew all about him.  He led a TV's dream life for some time - then his wife started wanting him to change.  There's no way in hell I can offer advice - I have no idea whatsoever of what I'd do.  I just want to offer sincere condolences.  I think that most of us would give a right arm to have our fantasies come true - but to HAVE them - then lose them?  I think that a situation like that must be awful.  My sympathies.

Okay - the poll.

I have never censored anyone that posted here - but I WAS pretty sure that I wasn't unleashing any monsters before I asked for posts to be made.  But I'm seeing some of the type of results - and reactions - I want in the comments of the posts - and that type of thing is what I'd like to see this blog be all about.  How would it be if I made posting available to everyone?  That's what I'd like to know.

There's no question but that I'd censor stuff I didn't think suitable. I don't think I want sexy stuff.  Photographs of vaginas and that sort.  I wouldn't mind publishing the odd story - but what I REALLY want is opinion and things of interest.  Let some of us get stuff off our chest (or bosoms!)

So PLEASE?  Give me some feedback here.  If you're too shy to write?  Indicate whether you're interested in this approach or not.  It really would be a help.



Sissy Chrissie said...

You might try it as an experiment and then see if open commenting works out. Chances are it will lead to spam and possibly worse - but it may be less of a pain than dealing with moderating comments.

Anyway, thanks for the lovely stories!

alexvyaz said...

But why don't you ask reluctantpress to send you copies of your stories?

rocketdave said...

I dunno, Bea. Sissy Chrissie makes a good point about spam, etc. I'm not aware of any blogs that have tried this approach, but my feeling is, if you allow anyone and everyone to post entries to your blog, you are potentially opening the floodgates to chaos. If someone has something they feel they want to contribute, I don't see why it would be such a bad thing if they got your approval first. Otherwise, you could end up spending a lot of time removing inappropriate posts. But maybe I'm being overly pessimistic about the idea.

Anonymous said...

Clearly if you want comment you have to make it as easy as possible, but I would draw the line at anything being posted without you first having moderated it. Inappropriate posts can do great harm to a blog even if they are only there for a short period. It is always going to be a difficult choice as to what to permit and what to reject but I feel you are well able to make the right choices.