Over the years, both on message boards and now on blogs, Ive noticed a strange phenomenon--if someone happens on a temporarily unused topic, or discovers that this post has passed its sell-by date, they will not comment, no matter how much they want to. "Oh bother," she'll say, and leave.
I asked someone once why you DO that and she said, well, no one is using it...
Do you know how little sense that actually makes?
What I'm heading for here, is this; if you stroll back through some of my posts (and not just mine, but anyone's out there) and find something to comment on, for the lord's sweet sake do so. If the blog is obviously current, there's a good chance the author will see the comment, and maybe even respond.
Now and then I find older posts by people that are just riveting, and if I do comment, sometimes I'll get an answer back very quickly. People like to know that their older stuff gets read, too. We've become too much of a rip and read culture, and that's kind of a shame.
Bloggers love comments. Even if its on a five year old topic, it still counts. And I guarantee you, comment, and you'll probably get a response from me.