KANSAS CITY BLOGGER YAEL ABOUHALKAH KILLS COMMENTS ON HIS NEW BLOG!!!
Last week former Kansas City Star columnist said on his public TV appearance that he was attempting to create a conversation with his new blog and just a few days after he turned off comments.
Sadly, he hasn't been attracting much of a crowd anyway but the "conversation" was short lived on his new bloggy effort.
I understand . . . Comments can be a pain and in the years we've been running this blog there are constant trolls, death threats now and then, attempts at bullying and false allegations that are only funny about 1/3rd of the time. And spam. So much spam.
It comes with the territory. From Facebook, to Twitter and yes, even Instagram. EVERY online forum has problems with nasty comments but here at TKC some of the really insightful conversation far outweighs the rantings of the keyboard warriors and a few deletions to clear out comment spam are part of the game.
It's important not to take any of this stuff too seriously and that always seemed like Yael's problem toward the end of his career.
So we challenge this fledgling blogger to find some way to incorporate reader feedback into his work. It's vital to keep writers from feeling isolated . . .Meanwhile . . .
TKC REMAINS THE LAST FREE SPEECH ZONE IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Like it or not, we're the top, sexiest and most KICK-ASS place to talk the news and not just personal drama or stupid questions about local places.
More in a bit . . .