Tertia and I were chatting about responding to comments to a blog post and my view is that responding in the comments section is a really good idea for a number of reasons. The main reason is that when you respond you are participating in the conversation that unfolds in your comments section. Responding to comments also tells your commentators that you are listening to them and encourage them to comment again. Another way to respond to comments is by email. This lets that person know you are listening to them but the means of communication is obviously not public so you don’t have the benefit of letting everyone else know. From what I have seen, a large number of bloggers do respond to comments in the comments section. Do you? What are your thoughts?