I'm a novice blogger looking for some advice from you pros.
I've had decent traffic to my blog but only two comments. I welcome comments but realize that many people choose not to comment on what I write, which are mainly informative pieces on doing business in Greater China.
The first comment to my blog showed no evidence of having read the entire post on which the comment was written. Instead, the poster chose a few parts of my post that bothered her and took issue with them without really telling me why (along the lines of "That's just wrong!"). I deleted that comment because I think it is reasonable to expect people to read the entire post before commenting.
A second, more recent comment is only marginally related to the post to which it is attached. The comment is highly political, and my blog is apolitical. I'm personally not interested in talking about politics; I'd rather pick up dog poop in the back yard than discuss politics. Anyway, the poster who made the comment seems like an intelligent, articulate person, someone I'd enjoy discussing other issues with, but he's chosen to engage me in an off-topic political discussion.
What is your advice? I was hoping that comments to my blog would be related to the actual post I'd written. I suppose I was naive to expect that.