How Should I Respond to Blog Comments?

One of the best ways to engage with your blogging community is to respond to reader comments. But what's the best way? Should you respond to every comment, every time? And how should you respond: within the comments or directly to the commenter? It can get confusing quickly. Luckily, there are options. ...more
As soon as I started engaging readers and responding to their comments (and posting comments on ...more