I see a lot of bloggers without comments sections now.  I am considering getting rid of comments for a few reasons.

First off, people don’t really comment here all that often.  I haven’t really tracked my traffic for sometime, but when I last did it was around 30 hits a day.  Definitely nothing earth shattering, but considering I don’t do anything to actively promote my writing, it seems decent.  I really admire blogs like AVC that have a killer commenting crowd and value is derived there as much as anything, but as of now that’s not the case here.  I’ve often thought about how to build a community here, but haven’t really taken any initiatives to do it.  The bottom line is that I’m VERY tech oriented and comparative to most of the people I know, they don’t necessarily read a lot of blogs or want to be active in communities, whereas I do.  I’ll ruminate on this.

Additionally, the spam bots are trolling HARD.  It’s gotten worse and I’m not sure what to do about it.   So there doesn’t seem to be a lot of downside there.

Maybe I’ll give it a test run and see if there are any issues.  It’s not as if I’m closed off to communication, there’s always Twitter or Gmail.  We’ll see.