Why I Blog About Tech (Not About Medicine) And Why Comments Aren’t Always That Important by Tony Hung on Deep Jive Interests is an interesting perspective on why we blog, and if the interactive nature of blogging important to our reason for blogging.
Josh’s blog doesn’t have comments.
I’m not sure if they’re really all that necessary.
Josh’s blog is a rare and unique glimpse into how a patient and a family deal with all of the issues around cancer, particularly at this late stage. I don’t know of many families that would be able to blog about an illness during the illness itself. But I think that perhaps one of our hospital chaplains described it best, when she described Josh and their family’s sense of peace as a state of “grace”.
You know, blogs are all kinds of things to all kinds of people. Most of the time they ARE conversations. And sometimes its appropriate that we don’t blather on, but simply listen what people have to say, because its that important.
Do you have comments on your blog? Have you stopped to think about why?
Have you turned off comments on your blog? Why?
Since many think comments are the defining difference between a blog and a website, what do you think about blogs with closed comments? Do you form opinions and make assumptions about the blogger when they turn off comments on their blogs? Do you form opinions about bloggers who have comments turned on?
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