Our Inspiration And A Note On Commenting

I don’t really have any new Jolie-Pitt news to report, but I would like to tell you a little bit about what inspired me to create this blog. It’s one of my all-time favorite Celebrity baby sites, The Celebrity Baby Blog. They, as the name suggests, are a blog that focuses on celebrity babies. They post pictures of celebrity babies, news about celebrity babies, news about and photos of pregnant celebrities, you name it! They even have a special feature called “Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays”. On some of the more well-known celebrity babies, they do a special post on them, such as their full name  birth story (if the parents have shared the information, obviously), what their parents and other relatives and friends have said about them, pictures of them from the past year, how many (if any) siblings they have and what their names are, etc. They also have another special feature called “Infanticpating and New Arrivals”, which is just what it sounds like, a list of all the currently pregnant celebrities as well as those who have recently given birth. They include information such as due date/birthdate, the gender of the baby if known, etc.

Why do I like CBB so much? Well, for one thing, they have a “no upset children, no celebrity parents trying to shield their children from the paparazzi” policy for photos. I am very grateful that they refuse to show those images. I know people have all different opinions on this, but I, personally, feel really guilty when I see a celeb trying to shield his/her kids from the paparazzi or a picture of an upset celebrity kid. They are also very careful about making sure they’re accurate about what they post. Although they do sometimes post gossip (mostly “is-she-or-isn’t-she?” rumors), they always make sure to clearly mark it as “Rumor”. They even go one step further and update the post with a denial if it turns out that a rumor isn’t true. On a few occasions, they have even posted a full-on retraction.

Another thing I like about CBB is their comment policy. The comments are moderated, and they do not allow nasty comments. They’re willing to let posters debate….But only if it’s done in a friendly, reasonable matter. Mean, hurtful, and downright nasty comments do not get posted. In addition, they disable comments on posts about certain celebrities that tend to attract more negative comments then postive ones. Britney Spears is one example, as are Charlie Sheen and Brooke Muller. CBB even occasionally disables comments on posts about Angelina (but only extremely occasionally).

Speaking of comments, I’d like to take this opportunity to explain about this blog’s commenting policy. Basically, comments will be disabled for now. I do not have the time to moderate all of them, and I really don’t want to go the un-moderated route (epsecially since the Jolie-Pitts seem to attract a lot of negative comments). In the future I may enable comments, but for now, I have decided not to allow them.

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