Should All Great Blogs Have A Comments Policy? Blogging & Technology by Joel Wagner - April 26, 2009June 30, 201023 Recently, Holly left a comment that brought out a few points. I wanted my readers to address her question, and so I posted that question. In the process of doing so, I realized that her comment (and a few others lately) raised a key question for me as to whether or not I should have a codified Comments Policy for So You Want To Teach? As I’ve been working my way through Darren’s 31 Days to Build A Better Blog project, I’ve been analyzing a lot of things on my site. I’ve come to realize that there are a few things lacking on my blog that a lot of the great blogs I read out there have. With Holly’s question about how the comments can be used, and in light of my recent deletion of some seemingly innocuous comments, I have been bouncing around the idea of formally writing down my Comments Policy. Over the next week or two, I anticipate finalizing it, and getting it out there for everyone to see. In researching this, a few of the sites I’ve come across include: Does Your Blogs Have A Comments Policy? Why Your Blog Should Have A Comments Policy Some of the Comments Policies I’ve found on some of my favorite blogs inclide: ProBlogger Reader Appreciation Project Something interesting that a few blogs have done is to Uncopyright (Open Source) their blog content. These include: The Simple Dollar Zen Habits So I’m going to throw this one back out to you. Do you have a Blog Comments Policy? Why? Why not? Is it something you look at or even think about before you post a comment on a blog? Does a blog having a Comments Policy help you trust the blog more or less? Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.