Blogger now supports threaded commenting, which means that it is now much easier to differentiate between whether someone is making a general comment on the thread, or responding to another comment on the thread.
"I’m not saying that anyone who starts writing or talking is automatically a journalist – there is more to it than that. But I am saying that anyone can be. I have no training in science journalism and I never did an internship. All I have is what I call my Masters from the University of Pissing About on the Internet. I almost stumbled into this profession, and there are many others taking the same weird amateur route."
"Just as reaching the end of a good book feels like demise writ small, so, too, does shutting down a blog. A blog's promise, encapsulated in its reverse chronology, is that there will always be another post, even if the reader doesn't know when. Putting a stake in the sand makes that piece of life recede into the distance, time letting words drift ever farther away."