One of the purposes of a real estate blog, or any blog that matter, is to stimulate discussion through commentary. This was a lesson hard earned. On my old blog I first didn’t allow any comments and then, briefly, I required them to be moderated – the thought being if some spam comments appeared, I wouldn’t allow them to publish.
It seems the good folks at Business Week still are working on this lesson. While their wider readership leaves them far more vulnerable to inappropriate comments, spam or otherwise, you have to wonder when a comment containing data debunking the incorrect information in one of their articles still is in deep freeze 17 hours later.
And to think, it wasn’t even one of my typical long-winded novellas.
One of three possibilities …
1) They are very, very, very, very slow in reviewing their comments
2) They hold the comments made to a higher editorial standard than the actual posts
Personally I lean toward one, but not allowing for instant (or at least timely) posting of comments easily can lead to speculation about the veracity of theories one and two.