20 January 2009 Leave Seth Alone
Hilarious video content with poor acting aside, Seth explains his reasoning…
“I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way too much of my time to even think about them, never mind curate them. And finally, and most important for you, it permanently changes the way I write. Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters. I’m already itching to rewrite my traffic post below. So, given a choice between a blog with comments or no blog at all, I think I’d have to choose the latter.”
I think that sounds reasonable. And, if you don’t want to define his blog as a blog simply because it does not allow comments, then so be it. He’s still writing the most interesting, thought provoking and remarkable content in the industry.