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Does anybody still want to comment on this blog?

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:32 IST (last updated: Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 11:37 IST)

A serious question. I haven't had (genuine) comments in ages, and so I was thinking of completely revamping this website as a static HTML site with my static site generation tool BiaWeb2. This will make it easier to maintain and also easier to move to any web-hosting without much fuss. To me, the main reason to keep this blog dynamic is the comments page. However, it really makes so sense if nobody comments and the only work I need to do is to keep the spam out.

There are a few drawbacks to completely revamping this site. By moving the entire site away from using any PHP, obviously all the links to individual pages will break since all the present links point to PHP scripts. I also need to re-import each and every page of this site to my new site.

So let me know if anybody out there is still interested in commenting on my blog. Even if it is one person, I don't mind keeping this website in its current form. Otherwise, I will be moving the entire website to a static website.

2 comment(s)

  1. I have converted my own blog to static HTML and found the quality of comments which I reveievd via email to be significantly higher than when it was dynamic. I completely support going static. I enjoy reading your blog :) All the best.

    Comment by Moult (visitor) on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 @ 12:33 IST #
  2. Thanks! Been a long time. :biggrin:

    In some ways, I don't mind keeping the blog, because I enjoy real-time commenting system compared to e-mail because it can (potentially) lead to a multi-way conversation. But those days of blogging seem to be long gone.

    But going by your experience of e-mail commenting, I think it might be worth a try. I have already started porting part of my blog (offline) to a static site. But it's a huge task importing all this content manually to a new site.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 @ 19:50 IST #

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