As of today, I’m disabling comments on this site. I did this briefly a while ago, but this time it’s for real.
Why? The catalyst was John Gruber’s post and the responses by Ian Betteridge and Derek Powazek. As Ian says in his post, it’s better for the web if readers respond by writing on their own blogs. I believe this.
Also, getting rid of comments means one less distraction. I used to worry about how many comments each post would get (or not get), but that’s pointless and has basically no bearing on reality. I’d rather spend my time making new things.
So, from now on, if you want to comment on a post of mine, you can either email me (which is far more personal anyway) or write a post on your own blog and send me the link. It’s better this way.