Fast forward 6 hours ... Erin gets her first comment for moderation. Erin rejected it immediately, but I think it needs to be posted for the world to see:
This comment was left by an anonymous party ... the F***ING COWARD didn't even have the cajones to put his or her name to the comments!!!!!!!!!
We love receiving comments from our friends, family, and even complete strangers who have only recently heard our story. We also know some of you post anonymous comments that are positive and even put your names to them; however, the purpose of this blog is not to get bashed or placed on a guilt trip. We deal with this every day and have to live with our own questions and doubts. This is supposed to be a positive experience for us and our readers, even though we may, on occassion, vent our frustrations.
So, I am making yet another change to how you can leave comments. You are now required to have a login to leave a comment. We hate doing this, but see it this way: if you are going to leave comments like that, we want to know who you are. To rephrase a common saying: Better to post nothing and let us think you're an ass, than to post something and have your name attached to it so we can publicly label you in the blogosphere as one.
If you have trouble registering, there is help available on this site on how to create a username.