Hello again. This is just a quick admin post…
You may have noticed on most blogs, if you wish, you may add a comment at the end of each post. Whereas on twitterings each post ends with the unfriendly words “Comments are closed.” There’s a reason…
Sad to say, some people are less than polite when it comes to adding comments. Out of every hundred readers, one or two will say nice things, most will read without commenting, but a few will feel the need to say something unpleasant. It’s human nature I suppose. I can’t change that, but I can stop them commenting.
The things is; I’ve known some really professional, well written and well read blogs to be shut down as a result of the site owner becoming depressed by the negative feedback. That’s a shame.
Until now, I’ve taken a very selfish viewpoint. I don’t care what you think about my blog. I write it for fun. I don’t want to hear that you think I’m a self-opinionated arrogant old fart. I already know that, and it doesn’t bother me in the least. So when I first setup the blog, I decided to turn off the ability for people to add comments.
Now though, as the range of articles increases, and as I cover more topics, especially travel-related, I realize you may have valid reasons to comment. You may want more information. You may want to ask me about hotels, or tourism opportunities in a specific region. You may want to say “Can we have more articles about…” I’ll be happy to oblige and to help whenever I can. Or, you may be able to add information that I’ve overlooked, which would be of help to other readers.
The more I think about it, the more reasons I can think of to turn comments back on. But, it won’t be a free-for-all. I have reserved the right to read and approve comments before they get posted to the blog. That’s because I’m a self-opinionated arrogant old fart 🙂 Did I mention that already?
So, as Dr. Frasier Crane used to say … “I’m listening.”