A common blog-fear is negative comments. Newbie bloggers are timid about expressing their big ideas and opinions for fear of getting a nasty comment. Toby sez:
Sorry, no comments does not make a conversation. It’s called a monologue. One person takes center stage with no opportunity for direct feedback. For my money, a blog without comments and trackbacks is an on-line newsletter. And that’s not a negative comment.
I agree. Yes, a blog doesn’t have to have comments – but why the hell not? What are you scared folks are going to say? Yes we all have that secret I’m a fraud fear from time to time but get over that and turn those comments on on on! With comment spam filters getting better everyday and comment moderation – there’s no reason not to want feedback on your blog’s posts.
If you do get constructive criticisms will you take it to heart? Do you think your products and services are really that perfect…?
Remember to tell ya sometime about the time the neo-Nazis dropped by…