Today while reviewing my daily news digest, I stumble upon a post about turning off comments on blog. After reading all the pros and cons in that digested post. I realized that giving the enormous facility in today Internet to get in touch with a blog author, to have a comment system in your blog is maybe not a must.
As it is well stated in the above linked blog, it of course depends on your niche, but these last months, that I've been somehow quite in the Internet I've been spending a lot of time dealing with spam in my old blog. Therefore I think I'll be switching comments off in both blogs. If you want to reach me, you can find me @ggarron.
I think that using Facebook pages or twitter accounts or using your own blog, bloggers and readers can get in touch and have a nice conversation, avoiding the spam or comments that adds nothing to the post itself. Comments like "Great stuff, I'm subscribing to your blog" simply add nothing meaningful, and I'm constantly deleting those kind of comments.
So, I'll be testing a new way to stay in touch with the readers, I'll be adding at the end of each post a link to my twitter account, my Google+ account, and my Facebook page, I'll be discussing each post there.
Let me know what you think.