When I read a blog post, I want the opportunity to comment or say if I like it. More and more I come across blogs that have the option to comment or to like missing. In WordPress, it is by default on the blog, and you have the option to remove the comment and the “like star” if you want. That means that people are removing the option deliberately.
If you are willing to put your thoughts and opinions out there in the blogosphere for the world to see, why then are you afraid to hear what people have to say about those thoughts? If you don't want people commenting on your blog, then write in a journal. Don't put your thoughts and opinions upon me and then not give me the option to respond.
Some will say that I just don't have to read the post. But I don't know that the options are removed sometimes until I get to the end of the post. And that to me is selfish and cowardly. If you are not going to give the option, put a static post at the top to say you don't accept comments or likes, and then I would know to mosey on along.
What do you think? Do you think that a blogger has the responsibilty to accept criticism if they are going to write their thoughts and opinions to the public?