I posted recently on the subject of leaving comments on posts and now Problogger has come out with a very timely post on the same topic: 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog. He mentions many of the same ideas I’ve heard before and some of which I’ve tried.
It’s a great list and also sounds a bit like my post about How to Participate in the Blogging Community. Obviously, I think commenting is an important part of blogging and, in fact, blogging wouldn’t be nearly the same thing without it and the interaction with the audience it entails. Why not just read a big news or magazine site if you don’t want to interact with the writer or at least read the conversation that follows an interesting post?