I have now removed the comments section from my blog. Why? Because it's not needed nor was it used.
When I built the site, I included the comments section on my blog posts as it was easy to do and I had this idea that I would start interacting with users about my posts. However, I rarely get comments (probably mainly because I'm bad at keeping my blog updated) and so even when I did get one, I accidentally missed it for months before I replied.
Oops, not a great way to generate a good relationship with readers.
Therefore my thinking was this: