A couple of years ago I got to the point where I felt I had no choice but to disable comments on the site, purely because of the insane amount of comment spam I was seeing.
It was a real shame to do so as it reduced the amount of interaction I had with readers, as well as the amount of engagement, etc.
With some trepidation, I have decided it is time to re-enable comments, starting with all of my recent AWS posts. Fingers crossed I don’t regret it and get inundated with spammers!
For now, I will only be enabling comments for registered WordPress / Gravatar users (although I am also testing Twitter and Facebook integration), and will monitor to see how things go.
So what do people think? Are comments on blog posts so 20th century, or a worthwhile re-addition to the site?