Let me start off by saying that I love, absolutely love, receiving comments from readers, so you are encouraged to leave them early and often! The comments section of each post is a community all its own, where you can connect with each other, share thoughts on the recipe, and learn from others who have made the dish. To ensure that we’re all on the same page regarding how the comments section should be utilized so that it’s most effective for everyone, here are some guidelines for leaving comments on Brown Eyed Baker:

Comment, Comment, Comment!

  • Join the Party! Does this recipe conjure up warm and fuzzy memories? Do the pictures make you drool? Did you see this recipe somewhere else and have wanted to make it as well? Leave a comment and share your thoughts – I love hearing from readers and their thoughts on a recipe, and always learn something new in the process!
  • Have a recipe question? If you have a specific question about a recipe that I have posted, please leave a comment on that post. It was true in school and still holds true today – if you have a question there’s a good chance that at least one other person has the same question. By posting your question in the comments section (and having my reply posted there), it will benefit others who are planning to make the same recipe.
  • Did you make this recipe? Recipe feedback is one of my favorite types of comments to receive – I love hearing about when you make a recipe on Brown Eyed Baker, what you thought of it, what changes you made, and any suggestions you have for others that may be thinking about making it. Consider your feedback much like the “review” section of popular food websites!
  • Want to share a relevant link? It is okay to post links if they are relevant. If there is something on your blog or someone else’s that you think would be of use and is relevant to the content of the post, feel free to post a link. Important Note: The spam filter set up for my comments automatically marks a comment as spam if it includes two or more links. While I do clean out my spam box, sometimes it is sometimes days between cleanses. To ensure that your comment shows up immediately, do not include more than one hyperlink in your comment.

Hold the Comment, Please

  • Irrelevant links. If you leave a comment with a link that has no relevance to the content of the post, it will most likely get deleted. This tends to happen most often with those plugging products or businesses. Also, please do not include a link to your website home page in your actual comment. There is a field in the comment form marked “Website” where you can enter your website and it will be linked from your name when the comment appears.
  • Requests or general questions. Since the comments section of each post should be a conversation pertaining to the recipe or subject of that specific post, if you’d like to ask permission for something (using a photo, linking to my blog, or anything of the like) or have a question for me not related to the post subject, please refer to the FAQ page or contact me.
  • If you don’t have anything nice to say… You know how the old saying goes. Please note that constructive criticism is always welcome, as everyone benefits from advice and suggestions. Just play nice – food makes people happy, right?!