It’s taken me a while and a lot of thought, but I’m finally throwing the switch and removing comments from my blog for good.
My colleague Ryan Markel offers insights into why he’s removing comments from his blog. I agree with his reasoning, and to be honest, I’ve considered doing the same for my blogs — but receiving comments on my blog itself is rare enough that I’ve never bothered. If anything, most of my engagement happens through Facebook or Twitter.
Maybe I’ll also turn off comments when I eventually launch the site redesign I’ve been working on. Who knows?