I’ve always thought of my follow-up remarks to readers’ comments as a sort of acknowledgment of the comments and perhaps a continuation or encouragement of a discussion.
For some reason, it occurred to me today that some people might interpret such replies as an attempt to always have the last word just because I can. That’s certainly never been my intent, but now I’m curious. What do you think? Should the owner of a blog reply to comments or leave that to other readers?