I ditched the idea of comments on my website years ago. I did not want to be the shepherd of other peoples thoughts, it was none of my business.
The years have rolled by and I have reconsidered… perhaps sometimes it is my business. I went so far as to add a mailto link for each of my posts. A slower pace than the usual website comments. Send an email and your comment will be added to the post when the site gets updated.
I have never liked the automated comments systems. I was drawn into an arms race with spammers, bots and trolls. Spam made up the majority of comments which was a bit depressing.
Happily the occaisonal thoughtful message got through and that is why I am switching comments back on. Over time, on a rainy day, I will reattach those old comments. If you are interested in the mechanics I’ll write it up in a separate post.
The comments I get from humans are always a gift so, please go ahead and share your thoughts.