I figured out a route for folks to contact me with exactly the amount of privacy they desire — without having to be WordPress members (which commenting usually requires) or having comments viewable by all. I’m not saying I’m super fancy, but I just finally found a widget that was hiding in plain sight. This contact form allows any valid email, so you can use your main one or a shielded account, totally up to you, whatever.
I am providing this for advice-seekers and other nice people, though I’m sure lovely trolls may try to take advantage. Shrug. That’s bloglife.
For advice-seekers, please let me assure you that I’m extremely discreet and protective of my askers. If you want to include details that make it easier for me to understand your situation, that is fine, and I always endeavor to de-personalize and universalize advice posts — not only for your protection but to make the column more applicable to more readers. I am grateful for your trust in my advice and honor your vulnerability in seeking it. Thank you and I hope to be of service. 🙂