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Discussion on: How to Increase traffic to your Personal Blog in 2020

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Glenn Stovall

Not the author but as someone who also doesn't have comments, here's my rationale:

  1. Maintaining a comment section is a cost. You have to keep spammers out. You take on risk moving your site from read-only to the internet to read-write.

  2. More and better discussion tends to happen on external platforms these days. Why have a comment section on your site when there's dev.to, HackerNews, HashNode, Twitter, Reddit, and so on?

I love having conversations with my readers. If they want to do so publicly they can on the platform of their choosing, or privately via email.

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