Mar 7, 2011

Contributing Ice Cream Ideas

I have been writing my ice cream blog for 4 years now and have only opened posts to comments by third parties on 2 occasions. That may surprise some people but the truth is that when you write a blog, you have to decide what it's purpose is.

Some people write blogs with the idea of inviting feedback and then exchanging comments and ideas as a follow-on.

For me, however, I decided that my blog should be a diary of ice cream thoughts and 'ponderings' written as and when they entered my mind, often taking novel and sometimes unusual subjects and making ice cream 'connections'. For that reason, inviting comments from readers has never been relevant. There is also the fact that blogs open to comments can be abused by spammers wanting to promote links to unrelated or inappropriate material and, much as I could ensure that any comments posted would have to be moderated by me, I simply don't have the time to do that ... particularly since my ice cream recipes website gets over 2 million visits a year and many of those visitors read this blog!

So why tell you this now? Well, as some of you may already know, I now have a Facebook Ice Cream Recipes page which anyone can view and which, if you are a Facebook member, you can leave comments on. I hope therefore, between my ice cream blog and my ice cream recipes Facebook page to satisfy everyone interested in the subject of ice cream, whether you just want to read or whether you want to contribute comments - just make them appropriate please!

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