As I have only been blogging for just under a year, I ran across several blogs the other day which some of the posts that interested me were fairly old such as three or more months old. The blog had closed comments for posts, in looking further wordpress of course gives you the ability to close comments for posts after a specified date. The question I have to pose is why? What advantage is there to closing comments for your older posts, if you know they are getting traffic you may be cutting off a method of communication and a way to engage your reader?
I can’t figure out a valid answer as to why other than maybe you want to try and cut down on SPAM, but I do not disable commenting on any of my blogs at this time. I was prevented from leaving some comments on other people’s blogs as a result of the comments being closed. So I ask my fellow bloggers, do you close comments after a set period of time? If you do, what is the reason and benefit you are trying to achieve as a result?