A few weeks ago, I read this great post from Eric D. Snider, and was inspired. I knew exactly how he felt. This blog has often been cluttered by comments that typically say little more than, “I disagree with you! Hooray for me!” Though not usually so polite or so succinct.
For the first year or two I wrote this blog, I blocked a lot of people, but they still found ways to post, and deleting them all was too much of a chore. Besides, I did get lots of great comments that I enjoyed, including form people who disagreed with me.
But most of them have stopped posting, and I wonder if it’s because of the trolls.
And I really hate getting the same kinds of critical comments in a thread after those same thoughts have been thoroughly discussed in earlier comments. Don’t post a comment if you’re not going to read the ones before it first!
So, ultimately, comments have become more of a pain than a blessing. Since ending them, I’ve started to enjoy this hobby a bit more again. I feel more comfortable writing in my own online journal.