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I want to take a poll.  Or a survey.  I wish I were handy with all things web-related, or blog-related, but the truth is, I'm not.  I type the stuff that's in my head.  I know how to do what I know how to do.  Brilliant, no?  But nothing more, until someone shows me.  And my shower (read: show with a long "o" sound - er) is occupied at the moment.  It's also late.  This leads to my version of a poll or survey on a blog.  One that does not involve a fancy keeper of all the answers, just a comment section. 

Hooray for simplicity! 

All right.  Here is my question.  Or questions...I'm still not sure where I'll go with this.  There will also be some statements, all of you grammar strictatarians.  I'm preceeding my question(s) with some relevant (hopefully) information. 

I receive comments from some commenters who do not leave contact information, since it isn't necessary on this blog.  This is fine, but I sometimes wish that I had a way to get in touch with people about their comments, in order to respond to a question, or to say,"That made me laugh," or "I'm sorry to hear that," or whatever.  I have read elsewhere that it is good blog etiquette to respond to a person's question either in your own comment section where the question was posted, or in an email to the person.  My question is:  Do people come back (for example, you) and read the comments/response on a post that they have already read in order to see how the particular blogger responded to the question that was posed?  Another question is:  Do you as a commenter want to be validated for each comment that you make, or when you make a comment do you not really expect a direct response each time?  Whether it be a comment back, or an email.  Does that make sense? 

I like to have conversations with the people who take the time to read the blog and comment on it.  Some of my friends just email me, without leaving comments.  That's great.  I love knowing that there are people out there who enjoy, get a laugh out of, relate to what is going on here.  Please tell me what you think regarding these things.  I want to do the right thing without seeming like a weirdo (like I could fool anyone for long)! 

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about this.  It's been perplexing me for a while.  And depending on what you tell me, I may or may not get back to you.

(That's a little joke.)