After returning to blogging last month for the first time in a long time, I realized so much has changed, thanks largely to how “social” media has become.
I didn’t realize, however, the number of hoops a blog reader now has to jump through just to participate in a conversation. We’re not talking just Captcha anymore, although it still makes appearances (like the “I’m Not a Robot” check box).
It also didn’t occur to me that blogs may or may not be where conversation really happens.
And none of this was even on my radar until:
- I’d begun participating in #YourTurnChallenge and
- I’d read Michael Hyatt’s post on why he pulled comments from his own blog.
Hyatt admits his decision may not be right for everyone, but there is some really strong rationale around why he did it – especially with numbers like his. He was, after all, named one of Forbes’ “Top 10 Online Marketing Experts To Follow In 2014.”
Since Poor Mexican Gone is very young, I feel I have time to make this decision based on where the traffic comes from and where the ongoing conversation ends up.