Why I don’t enable comments

There are a couple of reasons I don’t enable comments on this website — and it’s not just because only four people have visited it, ever. Sure, two of those may only be search engines but I’m going to count them, anyway.

The main reason is that this website isn’t supposed to be any sort of community. It’s essentially a fatter status update for things that are too long for me to tweet about. It’s a place where I pin things for people to read and for people who know me to look me up from time to time and find out what I’m working on. Most of the time, the target audience for my posts is just me — and I’m totally okay with that.

Secondly – if I enabled comments here, on my own, I’d be knee-deep in trolls and spambots within a week and quite honestly it’s not worth the grief.

The big problem with Social Media as I see it, is that signing up to multiple Social Media sites essentially splinters your online reputation into several different locations.

A while ago, I realised that I spent a lot of my free time just checking those locations. I’d click round them all in a loop, just to see if anyone had said anything I needed to respond to. Which is when I decided that I was just going to pick one place.

And that place is Twitter. Because 140 characters and a paid moderation team. Yay!

If you want to send me some feedback on anything I post here, then feel free to message me via Twitter.