I'm not sure we can value our comments just yet - looks like everybody is trying hard to just finish. I know I'm having a heck of a time getting to this and keeping up with my grading. I wish we didn't have such a ferocious race to the finish because I could spend a lot of time trying to make my way around Google Reader but there just isn't time...I'll go back and visit it when I've watched the tutorial and begin to collect sites I want to follow. I subscribe to an AP Listserv and I harvest a lot of information and helpful website from that source. There really is such a glut of information and tools and I'm a very shy shopper. I prefer a quiet trip to a small boutique where I can spend an hour.
When I captured my journey through the mountains of the Lake District on a blog in 2008, I was always thrilled to see a comment (even if it was usually Mom). On another blog I started on being vegetarian in Houston, the lack of comments lefts me uninterested in working on it; then I checked the stats, and it turns out I had a shocking number of hits. A lot of people read and don't comment! So if audience matters, check that.
I am enjoying seeing all the techy sites out there, but I don't have time to learn how to do much now. I have 9 tools to go.