>No Comments Please

>I’ve been following Kumiko Suzuki and her cashquest for a while. I find her to be an “interesting” blogger. Lately she’s written a very long post to glorify the virtues of not having comments enabled on her blog. I find it a curious attitude seeing how avidly she comments on John Chow’s blog for instance.

She writes on the benefits of not having comment on your blog, “Productivity will increase: When a question is asked in the comments, I feel it is polite to reply. Furthermore, when someone disagrees with me, I feel obliged to correct them on why they are wrong. Without having to spend time doing this, my productivity has increased and I’ve been able to spend more time researching content.” She only forgot to add that she also has more time to spend commenting on other people’s blog.

She also writes, “Without comments, there is definitely a decrease in the community feeling of the site. However, I believe that a blog isn’t a community in the first place. If Cash Quests were a community everybody would have an equal chance of having their voices heard and there wouldn’t be just one person writing 90% of the content for the site – and taking 100% of the revenue! A blog is part of a community of bloggers but it isn’t a community itself.” What a blog is not a community? Tell that to MyblogLog.

Will I still read her blog? Probably, I’ve subscribe to it by email. Will I keep writing about her? As long as I find her interesting enough. Will I link to her blog? Yes, if I write about her but I’ll probably use nofollow.