I have been blogging online for a long long time, this is my 4th blog and this one has been around for about 4 years or so. One thing I have learned in my years of blogging is that most people, who post comments online, are assholes. Don’t take it personally, I am sure you are a nice guy, which puts you in the minority. Most people posting comments online are not nice people, and even worse is that very few people have anything valuable to add to the discussions.
I have written articles that had more than 150+ comments and I think only 2 or 3 of them were informative and well thought out. Most other comments could be easily divided into either one-liner complement or agreeing to the subject, or short snide remark or trolling to intentionally create a fuss about nothing and a lot of them were horrible attempt at spamming disguised as comments.
It’s a full-time job to have to deal with these kinds of nonsensical comments, it’s depressing and a callosal waste of time. I rather not have to deal with this on a daily basis. So I just removed comments from this blog altogether. If you need to get in touch with me you can always send me an email. Of course, this is nothing new quite a few well-known blogs have turned off comments and I enjoy reading them more now.
There is a place for comments on some blogs, where they have teams in charge of moderating comments to try to maintain some kind of standard, but that’s not for me. I have been getting quite a few emails lately asking me about allowing comments. Well, now you know.