Many popular web blogs are starting to turn off comments. I watched as several people I follow experimented with the concept. But I never figured I would turn off my comments because quite frankly, the dozen or so people who come to this blog don’t leave comments on a regular basis. Therefor it was not a huge burden for me to manage them.
But lately I’ve been noticing that when I put a link to my latest blog post on Google Plus, people came back to G+ to comment on it. This makes perfect sense, I mean more people will see your comment there than on my puny blog. So I’m turning off my comments and directing you to Google Plus or to Twitter for your comments.
If you want to engage in short sentences you can tweet me. If you have more to say, use the G+ comments and have at it. That way more folks will see your comments and my responses. I have Twitter and G+ feeds displayed on my sidebar, so while you are here, you can see what I may be saying on those social networks.
So why don’t I just blog on Google Plus? Because when I have something to say, I want to own it. I want to be able to come back to it and read it again. Messages on Twitter and Google Plus eventually become hard to track down or completely go away into the interwebs. There are many reasons for you to have your own blog but just to have social interaction with others, is no longer one of them.