Abundance of comments on a blog usually indicates that blog contains outstanding content and has vibrant community of readers. In many ways I am surprised how responsive ActiveRainers are when they find useful information or an intriguing post here on ActiveRain. Even a newbie like myself can receive 10+ comments. This of course is very encouraging. So much so I am contemplating to abandon blogging on one of my other blogs and instead begin writing on ActiveRain more frequently.
If you are one of those bloggers that enjoys comments on your posts, and maybe are trying to respond to every comment (if possible) you may wish, as I do, that we had a "threaded comment system" so you can respond to a prticular comment and you response will "nest" right under the comment you are responding to.
It may not be such a big problem when the number of comments is low. However I read many blogs on ActiveRain that on occasion recieve 50+ comments. If I were the author of such posts, I would love to acknowledge these comments or simply participate in the ongoing discussion. The current system on ActiveRain can be likened to walking up on a stairway while trying to keep conversation with some one 10 people ahead of you.
I often use "@UserName" trick to respond to a particular comment. However it would be so much easier if ActiveRain would implement the threaded comments, or use comment management system like Disqus that have this threaded comments feature by default:
Introduction of threaded comments on ActiveRain can contribute greatly to foster and encourage discussions as well as make the process easier and more pleasant.