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Benefits of enabling blog comments

March 27th, 2009

When I started this blog I decided not to accept comments.  Why?  Because this is my personal site and enabling comments would just defeat the purpose of saying it’s “my personal site“.  Also, I don’t like moderating comments, identifying spams, removing unwanted links, etc.  In short, I don’t like to manage comments.

However, as I review my previous post about my successful PayPal withdrawal, I noticed realized that I have just reaped the benefits of enabling comments on weblogs.  I couldn’t have used PayPal if I haven’t read thru the many comments by the good netizens out there.

Comments also enable a blogger to create a community for his posts.  Most of the times, the people who commented would subscribe to his feed either for a follow-up or for another round of interesting topics.

Realizing my big newbie mistake, I immediately enabled comments for the whole site, editted my previous posts, and wrote this post to tell you:

You are welcome to comment, pingback, trackback, or personally contact me. :-)

Author: Cyril Pauya Categories: General Tags:
  1. March 27th, 2009 at 20:41 | #1

    Finally, we are allowed to comment on your blog. Sounds great! count me in to your community.

  2. March 27th, 2009 at 22:23 | #2

    @ianemv
    Thank you for visiting. I will add you to my blogroll.

  3. March 27th, 2009 at 23:14 | #3

    @Cyril Pauya
    Thanks for adding my blog. luckily i blogroll your former blog that’s why i got to know your new site immediately.

  4. March 28th, 2009 at 13:13 | #4

    And it is thru new comments you gained your new online friends :)

  5. March 28th, 2009 at 14:21 | #5

    @Dexter | Tech A Hand Dot Net
    You are right.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

  6. March 28th, 2009 at 14:39 | #6

    Student diay nimo si Ian sa una bay? Hehe.. Ing-ani pud ko sa first site nako (http://www.ark.i.ph), it doesn’t matter to me kung may magcomment or wala. Ok lang at first but later, you’ll realize how boring blogging becomes kung wala ka’y kainteract sa imuhang ginapost. Mas lingaw diay kung may gacomment. At least marealize pud nimo nga naa pud diay gabasa sa imuhang mga yawyaw kahit papaano, hehe.. And of course, you’ll also learn from their shared insights.

  7. March 28th, 2009 at 14:42 | #7

    BTW, you can install the Akismet plugin. I have been using it to filter spam comments.

  8. March 28th, 2009 at 14:55 | #8

    @ark
    Hehe… correct! Blogs are boring and dry and alone without comments. And as Dexter said above, you get to know new friends. ;)

    Ahead ko kay Ian a few years ata at NDU. I actually saw your blog from his blogroll. :)

    Thank you for the Akismet suggestion. I am using WordPress 2.7.1 and I think it is already installed by default. Maybe I just didn’t see it working yet… hehe

  9. March 28th, 2009 at 22:25 | #9

    I agree with ark sir cy, You should use Akismet but first you need to acquire your WordPress.com API key for it to work.

    Explore ko kasi WordPress started last two weeks ago and i found it interesting kaya nalaman ko about Akismet.

  10. March 29th, 2009 at 11:29 | #10

    @ianemv
    Thanks for the feedback. I already have Akismet installed so I could sleep well. ;)

    Wordpress is indeed wonderful, with lots of options and plugins to use.

  11. May 11th, 2009 at 13:45 | #11

    Hi Sir!!! Just Dropping by.thanks for this blog atleast now i have the idea what to use when i have time to create my personal blog. i am fan of using joomla ever heheh… pang.novice beginners…

  12. May 11th, 2009 at 16:38 | #12

    @ray2
    Thanks for visiting. Hopefully you can come up with your own blog site soon.

    Joomla is also kewl, we used it to power our startup news site at http://www.mindanaw.net/ :)

  13. May 13th, 2009 at 16:24 | #13

    hi sir! good pm! my module din po bah yung Joomla for knowing how many people visited your site?… and also COMMENTS on jooomla. tnx poh. God Bless you and your family.

  14. May 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 | #14

    @ray2
    There are plenty of Joomla extensions for comment moderation and statistics. Here’s an example (commercial version) http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-&-feedback/articles-comments/676/reviews10

    Try surfing at: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-&-feedback/

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