Even though my blog has been gathering cobwebs for a minute, I still frequent other people's blogs in my free time, and occasionally someone will link to something or make a comment that spurs me to click on another site. More often then not, I stumble upon blogs that interest me, but my biggest pet peeve (well, second to excessive typos) is a lack of moderation that makes the comments section a shitshow.
I'm probably overly critical, but I see no point in writing about "hot" or "controversial" topics, as most of the blogs that interest me do, and then letting your comments be a free-for-all, especially when commenters violate rules that you set in the post. I'm most skeptical of so called social justice/activism blogs, which bring out more kooks than some radically offensive websites--if you care that much about being a safe space/counteracting negative media/blah blah blah, shouldn't you start with your own space?
I don't think any of the blogs I'm referencing care about my opinion of their moderation policies (if you're reading this, I'm pretty certain you are not on that list), but I think this trend is a staple of basic etiquette that's been missing lately on the "new" blogs I've stumbled upon.
What are your thoughts? Am I asking too much, or is anyone else annoyed by good blogs with crappy commenting sections?