I came across an old, but interested article over at Kommein and I start really thinking about this idea of do readers really want to comment on blogs? Are there some out their that just flat out hate blog comments? I also found this older blog post on Seth Godin blog the other day and he clearly stated why he does not have comments on his blog. The following is a quote by Seth sharing his personal perspective:
“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.” –Seth Godin
So, there are tons of different perspectives on there about blog commenting. So love it, some are built for it, and others say not for me. So what’s your perspective and share your thoughts about blog commenting I would love to hear more perspectives! Also, by leaving a comment another entry to the 12-12-12 blog giveaway will be tallied to your email.