I try to avoid making meta-posts, but the timing here was just too impeccable for me to avoid a short post on something that's been bothering me for a year or so.
- On the one hand, yesterday, Aleks stated that the main reason he blogs is to see comments. (Similarly, Lance also thinks comments are a very important part of having an "open" blog.)
- On the other hand, people are more an more moving to systems like Google Reader, as re-blogged by Fernando, also yesterday.
Hopefully the architects behind readers will pick up on this and make these things (adding and viewing comments, within the reader -- yes, I realize that it's then not such a "reader") easier. That is, unless they want to lose out to tweets!
Until then, I'd like to encourage people to continue commenting here.