I love the community that comments create. I thrive on feedback—preferably positive, but constructive will do in a pinch—and I've had some wonderful digressions and debates, sometimes over the course of several weeks, if not months. That doesn't mean I enjoy every single comment—or every single response I end up writing—but I make it a point to acknowledge anyone and everyone who offers anything I could possibly respond to. I've said it before: It's the coolest thing in the world that anybody reads what I write or watches what I record, let alone wants to take the time to say anything about it. Leaving a comment in return is the least I can do. It just takes an awful long time, sometimes.
I bring this up because I just went on a comment spree, checking back through this blog for comments to which I hadn't yet responded. That's how I usually operate—unless someone is being particularly belligerent or abusive, I'll typically wait to leave comments of my own until something really catches my eye that I'm excited to talk about, or I've got the time and gumption to sit down and fire off a bunch at once...or until I have this realization that it's been over a month, and I should really say hello to people congratulating me on a new blog. I can make a novella out of the simplest responses, so I tend to treat comment replies as another one of my side projects that I work on from time to time, rather than a daily or weekly thing that leaves me wondering where my free time went.
In short, I appreciate what you've got to say, though I might not always be quick about showing it.