To post a comment to this blog, look for this form at the bottom of the blog post you wish to comment on.
Your comment, however will not be automatically published. I need to 'approve' (of) it first. Why?
Some comments express views contrary views to mine. (Gasp!) I publish those. Some are corrections to mistakes I've made. I publish those. Some are hilarious put-downs. Ditto.
Then, there are some comments that are off-topic or nonsensical, and there are others that are commercial or spammy. I publish neither. And, regrettably, there are some comments that are profane in word or putrid in message. Those, I simply refuse to publish.
I received a repugnant, unattributed, comment in response to my New Year's Day post on the Emancipation Proclamation.
Use of "anonymous" might be an invocation of privacy. A writer might have need to protect his or her job, for example. But anonymity can also be a marker of cowardice. In this case, it was the latter. I did not publish the comment. QED.