A good sign of a healthy blog is regular quality comments.
If someone comments on your blog more than once – that person is your digital friend for life.
Comments can also be the beginning of a headache (without the Akismet anti spam plugin enabled and configured).
You can manage how comments will work with your blog at Settings > Discussion. The above screencap displays settings that will ensure:
- Anyone can immediately post comments to your blog (you don’t moderate comments before they appear)
- The blog admin receives email notification of new comments.
Together with anti spam plugins, this will work for most bloggers.