My dear friend Bible Monkey points us toward another blog that doesn’t take comments. I’ve expressed my opinion on this before. I do not like blogs that don’t take comments (or take them and NEVER get around to publishing them).
Out of curiosity, I googled blogs without comments and there are a lot of opinions out there. Some go so far as to say these sites are not blogs. Others defend the practice.
I don’t know who these folks are. I just found them in the search and thought what they had to say was interesting. Some of them are OLD!
Here’s a post from Seth Godin – a no comment taker:
I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way too much of my time to even think about them, never mind curate them. And finally, and most important for you, it permanently changes the way I write. Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters. I’m already itching to rewrite my traffic post below. So, given a choice between a blog with comments or no blog at all, I think I’d have to choose the latter.
From WayneD – a please comment blogger:
I had been getting a bit depressed lately. No one has been commenting on my blog posts even though I get more than 500 visitors a week. I know that lots of people don’t comment on blogs but nothing?
Turns out he had them turned off somehow. Didn’t quite follow it because I don’t use what he uses, but . . . Poor thing figured it out. Can you imagine the feelings when everyone stops commenting!
I do read some blogs that don’t take comments, but they are high-post-count bloggers and I’m scanning them most of the time anyway just looking to glean tech info. I also don’t tend to think of them as blogs but purveyors of info that I want. One of the sites I looked at said blogs with no comments are just personal websites. I tend to agree with that.
Utilizing a blogging platform to convey information does not a blog make.
JMHO of course 😉