Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I can understand it on extraordinarily high-traffic blogs and on other special circumstances (like my 5.90 year old's blog - The Youngest Blogger)....but I just don't see why people with dinky little readerships have to *moderate comments*.
Actually, I do.
These sinister folk more often than not want to play *little Nazi censor*.
And/or they are extremely thin-skinned, getting all discombobulated at the slightest criticism.
Once in a while there's the case of genuine ignorance or fear - that as a matter of professional policy they think they need to *manage* what is written on their blog, which no one really reads anyway.
If somebody wants to call me an @hole in my comment thread, they are more than welcome to, as they have been for 5.5 years now. In fact I submit it's darn healthy to get called out once in a while.
FURTHERMORE, it makes for better writing (thinking/behavior/etc.) knowing that one's words won't be tyrannically insulated from criticism.