A while ago I wrote about “would social media eventually kill blogs“- worth a read for the readers comments. They are so
insightful. It’s been a while so I thought it was worth for us to return to this topic.
Will blog comments section eventually disappear altogether? It’s that a closer reality that we realise?
There are two types of comments on blogs. Compliments and feedback- personal connection to the story, tips etc.
Compliments are good conversation starters and help to build rapport. They help to establish reciprocal liking but they don’t add real value* to the conversation. Having or not compliments aren’t measuring successful engagement. Therefore supporting the idea that the comments sections could be disable. Those conversation starters work best on Social media.
However the later it’s what we all feel the comment space it’s about. To engage and relate to others. That’s what matters. That type of engagement is surely what the comment section should be about, therefore disallowing the comment section would be a great loss of interesting content.
The comments section of a blog is where the writer back bone story is filled so would you say the value or non value of it’s content is a direct reflection of the blog writer?
Or do you think that’s mainly due to readers change of behaviour? There is no denial about the growth from readers comments being allocated to other platforms, where their method of reading enables them to move/add to the conversation using social media.
I noticed many long lived blogs closed their comments section. Could it be in all blog’s future as a matter of natural evolution?
I’m keen to see what happens in the future as blogs change format. I think the change in attitude toward comments are a combination of both. The way we consume and react to information and the way we write it. Communication is changing so the fast pace- too much information available not enough time. Too much selling? – Read Karen’s post.
Unlike many discussions where they originate from a blog post than moving to social media platform, I started this discussion last night on twitter. Very exciting discussion going on right now.
I will be keenly watching to see where this conversation will develop. Hopefully we will be able to keep a record for further discussions in the future.
* That doesn’t represent my personal opinion but an argument used in favour of those that disallowed comments section. I have presented both sides of the argument for you, my dear friends, to debate and share your thoughts. xx