It should take you less than two minutes to read the options and click 3 or 4 times. I'd be so grateful.
Why do I want to know the answers to these questions? I guess I'm just interested in the habits of blog readers. We all leave comments on each others' blogs but, as readers of blogs, do we read the follow-up comments? Do we return or do we ask to have future comments sent to our email boxes? Knowing this will help me decide whether to spend time thoughtfully answering questions or responding to others' comments with further information (if I know someone will read them) or to just appreciate that someone came to my blog and made a comment and then continue with other posts (if I find that no one reads follow-up comments on blogs). I guess, when it comes right down to it, I don't know if people who ask questions in the comments section of posts come back to read the answers.
I think commenting, responding to comments, and reading follow-up comments are ways to foster interaction in the blogging community.
I know many of us spend a good deal of time thinking about what to post, writing the post, and sometimes working to get it to look just right when it finally does post. With that in mind and in gratitude for what I learn from other bloggers, I've decided that if I visit your blog, I'll leave a comment. (At least for January. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up the rest of the year.) I'll probably read fewer posts than before but you'll know I've been there. So often in the past I've gone to a blog, read the post, then moved on. I think it would be more generous of me to let the blogger know I've been there and read the post and had a thought about it.
I will greatly appreciate it if you participate in my survey. You can also leave a comment at the end of this post (of course!). Thanks.