As a blogger, I’ve decided that commenting on my blog is not an option. There are a few reasons why this is the case and I wanted to take the time to explain why I have chosen not to have comments on my blog posts.
Reason #1: To Minimize Spam
Spam comments can be an issue for bloggers and often times require manual approval from the website owner before they will show up on your blog post (if at all). The problem with spam comments is that they are usually just ads for products or services, which don’t add any value to your post. By eliminating comments altogether, you can minimize the amount of spam that you have to deal with.
Reason #2: To Avoid Spending Time Manually Approving Them
Manually approving comments can be time-consuming and it’s not something that I want to spend my precious time doing. If I wanted to moderate every comment then I would need to read each one before approving it, as well as respond where necessary. This would take away valuable time from other activities that I could be doing instead. So, by eliminating comments altogether, I am able to save myself time and energy.
Reason #3: Studies Show That There Is Not Much of a Difference in Traffic Whether Comments Are Turned On or Off
Recent studies have shown that there is not much of a difference in traffic whether comments are turned on or off. This means that allowing people to comment isn’t really going to increase your traffic significantly (if at all), so there really isn’t much of a point in allowing them in the first place.
For these reasons, I have chosen not allow comments on my blog posts. However, if anyone wants to get in touch with me about my posts, they can do so using the contact page on my website where emails are more than welcome. Thank you for understanding my decision.
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