I was intrigued by Mitch Joel’s wondering aloud whether he should stop allowing comments on his blog (http://tinyurl.com/njp622)
. Ironically, several of the comments in that post led him to rethink his "grumpiness" (as characterized by my boss, Todd Defren). Subtext to marketing folks is the blog of Seth Godin, who doesn’t allow comments because, well, he doesn’t need to.
If you don’t allow comments, are you missing out on interaction and feedback? Sure- but it’s up to you whether you need- or want- that.
What amuses me most is that these debates, as they crop up, can take on the bile usually reserved for community debates about off-leash dog parks.
Your domain, your rules. Right? No?
More in the audio. Feel free to comment.