While you might like to believe everybody who visits your blog has the same opinion as you do, you will quickly find that is not the case. But should you delete or not approve an opposing opinion’s comments? It depends.
Contrary to popular belief, people do not have a “right” to post on your blog. Your blog, your rules. That being said, you need to be very careful if you start deleting or not approving comments.
You elected to have comments on your blog for a reason – to invite discussion. People with different opinions are visitors to your site too. Deleting comments just because you don’t share their point of view is a slippery slope, and one that can make your readserhip plunge once people find out. People come to your blog to be informed and participate, so let them.
Unless a comment is obvious spam, or simply posted to stir things up , let people voice their opinions. It will usually spark even more conversation, which could mean more visitors to your blog. If things get out of hand, you can always close the post to new comments.
Remember – it is your blog. But it is also your visitor’s blog. Finding that line is key to keeping the conversation going.