Now that we've spent several days trying to build up conversations through blog comments, I'm going to challenge you a little with a question--should we be using the commenting capacity to generate conversations between bloggers, or should we be interacting through our blog posts?
Check out this article and the many references to bloggers who think that comments should be disabled on blogs. Read through those posts and consider whether or not you think it's better to build community through comments or through conversations occurring across blogs--or maybe a combination of both. What, to your mind, is the purpose of comments on blogs and are we better served by encouraging people to respond to ideas on our blogs or over on their own blogs? Then write a post on your reflections. Be sure to tag it with "comment08."