I've been thinking about comment etiquette lately. When I started writing this blog, I replied to comments here. Later on, I noticed that some people replied by visiting the commentator's blog and leaving an answer there. I thought it would work better, because – let's face it – how often do you go back to a post that you've already read to see if someone's left a comment? I rarely do.
The latter approach is a bit problematic, however. It feels a bit like passing notes under your desk while your algebra teacher has his back turned scribbling equations on the whiteboard. A third person visiting the blog will have trouble following the discussion, let alone trying to participate in it. I mean, imagine having to visit 3 blogs in order to follow the whole conversation. And what happens if one of the commentators doesn't have a blog? Where would you leave your answer then? Isn't it better if the whole conversation takes place on the same blog? Then I noticed that Blogger offers the option of subscribing to comments by email (I thought it was only Wordpress that did that. I was wrong). This way, you get a notification in your mailbox if someone answers to one of your comments. You don't even have to go back to the blog post if you don't want to.
So now I have enabled that option, and will be replying to comments you guys make right here on this blog. It took me a couple of years, but I think I finally found the best solution to the comments issue.
Any other issues you think I need to fix? Strike while the iron's hot! (Please don't say I don't write enough about running. It's coming. Soon)