If I decide to blog, do I have to respond to replies or comments?

Blogging FAQ: If I decide to blog, do I have to respond to replies or comments?

Several of my Harrisonburg clients use a blog as a news feature only. By that I mean that they only post their blog articles and remove the option for comments from readers. But if you want to receive comments, the comments won’t be posted without your approval. Each reply can be routed to your email, and you may choose to accept or decline to post it on your site. Consider the types of replies you might expect for your type of business. Some happy customers might send you glowing testimonials. Comments on blogs do not improve or diminish your website’s results with search engines, so you can choose whatever suits you best.