November 17, 2012
I like the idea of conversational comments to online works. Back in the early to mid 00s, aka the Live Journal era, comments were half the fun: that exchange was an integral part of the experience for everyone involved. Things change. Blogs are more like a daily/weekly/monthly newspaper column and commenting has moved on to other social media.
Disabling comments does not mean I do not want to hear from you. I really do! Heck I even made a Twitter account to try to 'engage' more: a move that surprised those who have heard me talk smack about Twitter for years. This just means you have to email me with comments, corrections, and ideas.