The set up:
You read a blog of a subject you are interested in. You write a comment. Do you expect a reply?
a) yesb) no
I do. If you do, too, HOW do you want the reply?
a) another comment on the postb) a reply to the e-mail that was sent to the blogger
c) doesn't matter
I always try to reply to comments on the post. I guess I always thought that a string of comments could occur, in which case anyone could respond. Also, if a question was asked, I assume other readers would want to know the answer, not just the person who asked.
But I notice other bloggers will reply via e-mail. They can do that with me, because my e-mail address shows on their notification. Not all commenters have their e-mail visible, though.
Is it rude of me to make a visitor come back to my blog to read my comment? I never thought it was, because that's what I do. I like to check back to see what other people have said.
So, what say you, readers?