I got this email today:
I’ve written several comments on your blog and you’ve never responded to any of them. Do you read all the comments on your blog?
Sadly, no. If a post gets five or six c0mments, I might read them all. But in general, I usually browse the comments on a blog entry of mine for the first day or two after I post it and then I move on. It would take way, way too much of my time to keep up on all the comments posted on all my blog entries… especially when the numbers of comments on the fanfic posts can number in the 100s (there have been 5308 comments posted on my blog in the last 14 months). Besides, the blog comments often spin off into other topics or become personal squabbles between anonymous strangers who have nothing to do with me.