Jason Kottke has reactivated comments at his site – but for paying members only.
So why comments? And why now? Blog comments have been long since left for dead, a victim of spam, social media, toxicity, and neglect. But there are still plenty of sites out there with thriving communities.
The timing feels right. Twitter has imploded and social sites/services like Threads, Bluesky, and Mastodon are jockeying to replace it (for various definitions of „replace“).
Great move & timing. Bring back the Good Ol‘ Web!