Comments, the community around any blog is built there, nurtured there and in some cases censored too.
Those that seem to censor the comments, there are a few, also say transparency is important to them… yeah right!
Anyway, reading feeds in Greader I am missing out on some great communities in the blogs comments, far to easy to just read the feed and move onto another…
While it’s ok to keep the noise level down to a manageable one it’s a shame to miss out on the communities on the blogosphere and the great characters within them.
You don’t need to join a cult though.
For this reason I am starting to choose the RSS feeds to read in the reader and visiting the blogs I feel have good comments and a good community to them, like one puts it… why your comment section should be like a forum
People need people.
That’s the bottom line, sitting here all day typing shit and doing this that and the other can get pretty boring and at times lonely, may sound odd with the millions within reach…but it happens.
People need people to have any sense of connection in the world…
Being deaf I know what a great thing it is to be able to do, if you can’t use a phone this is the phone!
If you have a blog do what James does and interact well with the commenters, after all, it’s your blog! :o)
If you’re like me and naturally social online then it shouldn’t be hard.
I’d swap all my almost 2000 twitter followers for a regular 100 commenter’s on a blog any day of the week.
What about you?