One question that we’re sure you all grapple with is how you should handle comments on your blog. Should you enable comments on your blog? And if you do, what kind of policies should you have for those comments? How should they work?
If you’re thinking about whether you should have comments on your blog or not, there are a few factors to bear in mind and there are a few pros and cons. And luckily, one of our founders, Erik Dietrich, can give you details about those in the video below from Hit Subscribe’s Youtube channel.
Let’s dive in.
Okay so if you’re dying to know the answer to if you should enable comments on your blog, we’ll just get to the point and tell you: yes, you should.
The Cost/Benefit Analysis for Comments
Why, though? The biggest reason should be kind of intuitive, but enabling comments on your blog boosts your chances of engaging with your audience directly. You want to be accessible to your readers, don’t you?
Giving your audience a chance to interact with you can provide you with several benefits and learning opportunities. It can also help build your brand. You can stick in readers’ minds more if they feel like they’re actually a part of your discussion.
However, there are still some downsides to enabling comments on your blog. I’m sure you’re already listing a few in your head. There’s spam, criticisms that could appear in your comments, and just more hassle in taking on the responsibility of monitoring them. You’re probably wondering how exactly should you handle blog comments when this all comes up?
Enabling blog comments can definitely have pros and cons. Erik can cue you in on some helpful strategies you can use when you go to enable your blog comments here.