"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.
So, bloggers who like comments, blog on. Commenters, feel free. But not here. Sorry."
I respect Seth's POV—but I don't think this is consistent with the marketing principles that he evangilizes. So, I'm taking him off my blogroll. For authenticity—please see Jaffe Juice.
Oh yeah—Mr. Jaffe is also a published author.