Subtitled: A Word About Comments
I have disabled comments on recent posts and many of you have been kind enough to email me and ask why. It seems every time I respond to someone on this matter I have a new take, but I think it all boils down to this...
Comments can be distracting. Good comments, bad comments, nice comments, nasty comments, lack of comments, too many comments can distract a busy mom from her real life obligations in a great variety of ways. I realized that if I am to keep blogging--which I would like to do--I needed to limit comments to selected posts.
I have really enjoyed "meeting" many of my readers through comments and I hope this change doesn't appear ungrateful for your thoughtful and often funny responses. I do hope you will continue to email me if there is something you would really like to say, or if you have a question, or an idea, or anything. I would love to hear from you and I will make every effort to respond.
Also, I plan to continue reading the blogs I do now and leaving comments as I always have. I'm not advocating that everyone turn off comments. I'm just doing what I need to do for my own peace of mind.
That said, I don't think I'm special at all or alone even in my feelings about comments. I've read enough posts from others that indicate otherwise. Comments, I'm learning, can cause a variety of troubles.
I would encourage anyone who feels owned by their blog in any way at all to make whatever changes necessary to keep it in its place. Your blog should serve you, not the other way around.