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Interacting with Readers through Comments on Your WordPress Blog

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson

One of the most exciting and fun aspects of blogging with WordPress is getting feedback from your readers the moment you make a post to your blog. Feedback, referred to as blog comments, is akin to having a guestbook on your blog. People can leave notes for you that are published to your site, and you can respond and engage your readers in conversation about the topic at hand.

Having this function in your blog creates the opportunity to expand the thoughts and ideas that you presented in your blog post by giving your readers the opportunity to add their two cents.


On the WordPress Dashboard, you have full administrative control over who can and can’t leave comments. In addition, if someone leaves a comment with questionable content, you can edit the comment or delete it. You’re also free to choose not to allow any comments on your blog.

Some blog users say that a blog without comments isn’t a blog at all. This belief is common in the blogging community because experiencing visitor feedback through the use of comments is part of what has made blogging so popular. It’s a personal choice, though.

Allowing comments on your blog invites your audience members to actively involve themselves in your blog by creating a discussion and dialog about your content. By and large, readers find commenting to be a satisfying experience when they visit blogs because comments make them part of the discussion.