As in life, feedback is very important even when it comes to blogging. Without regular feedback, a blogger wouldn’t know how well he / she is connecting with the audience. The blogger wouldn’t know how to improve and take his / her blog to the next level.
And so I was quite intrigued when I saw the questions at Blogging Insights
How important is the comments section to your blog?
I would say it’s one of the most important sections since I feel that my audience helps me to keep improving myself day by day. Without their feedback, the blog would just be a barren land simply like a desert without any trees around.
Do you read comments on other people’s blogs / posts?
I guess it depends. Sometimes if I am referring to a blog for a piece of information, I would read the comments as well since I am of the belief that a lot of interesting insights are shared in the comments section in such cases. But in case if I am reading a poem or story on a blog, I wouldn’t really see the comments. Instead, I would just share my opinion.
Spam comments and spammers : we all hate them. How do you identify spam comments?
I use the Akismet anti-spam plugin for this. While it is good most of the time, there are cases when certain spam comments are missed by this plugin and they get added to the moderation queue. Moreover, there are also cases when genuine comments end up as spam.
Have you ever “approved” negative comments?
I do approve all kinds of comments. As is the case with everything else in life, readers may have positive or negative views about a topic. And therefore, I think its fine to approve negative comments. But I don’t tolerate any kind of racist, discriminatory, derogatory, expletive laden comments.