There are a few ways to answer comments on your blog. Some answer in the comments, like, "@Christine, I totally do that, too!" Some answer through email. Some install comment systems like Intensedebate so they can reply directly to each comment.
Which is your favorite way?
On one hand, I like to see replies to other comments, so that I can add to the conversation. On the other hand, I can't go back to each blog I comment on, just to see how things are going. On the first hand again, I could subcribe to replies for each of those blogs, if I wanted to, although that might clog up my inbox. On the second hand once more, I feel like a petted puppy when I get a reply straight to my email. (These cool people! They're talking to me!)
How about you? What do you prefer?