Rules of Engagement

The blogosphere being such a new entity and such a fluid medium it is not always clear, at least to me, what the rules of engagement are. Certain things should be basic, at least for Christian bloggers—things that have to do with kindness, love, speech that does not full under the prohibitions of a text like Ephesians 4:25-5:2. But what about comments left anonymously? Specifically, should a blogger reply to such? My inclination is no. Not because I am ornery—I do not think this is a major part of my makeup. But I have identified myself when I blog and if someone wishes to comment on what I say, I deem it appropriate in terms of mutual transparency for them to let me know who they are. If this is off the wall, let me know (but don’t do it anonymously!).