One of the most interesting parts about reading blogs are the comments.
A few days ago I was reading an interesting piece on the acquisition of the Macclesfield Alphabet by the British Library and admiring the illustrations. This lead me to a previous CR Creative Review article Designer’s Portfolios – 16th Century Style by Patrick Burgoyne. After reading the full article – and looking at the wonderful photos, I started to observe the many comments. In Burgoyne’s article, comments were coming in about whether the handler should have been wearing white gloves. Eventually the author sought some recommendations from a trusted source and has now added an updated his posting regarding the suggestions.
Comment are truly amazing. Comments can lead to further discussion, make deeper connections and also be a great source of entertainment and enlightenment.
I also enjoy (on occasion), tracing back through to the linked comment maker. So if you have a blog, I really suggest you allow comments as well as give the maker of comments the option of being a linked commentator or remaining relatively anonymous.
What are your thoughts on comments?