I used to have comments disabled on this blog, but I’ve recently changed my mind. My previous reasons are discussed here. All except one. The secret reason I didn’t have comments enabled was because I was terrified of not having enough time to respond. I am an introvert at heart and often don’t want to talk to anybody. Not in a misanthropic way, just in an “aghhh, it’s all too much” way. And I thought I might hurt people’s feelings if they commented during one of my “quiet” times and I couldn’t bring myself to respond.
I don’t know what kind of comment volume I thought I was going to get, but I’m pretty sure my anxiety was waaaay out of proportion. In any case, I’ve got a little more internet interaction experience under my belt now, so I feel fully capable of taking part in a little comment conversation.