I've noticed a phenomenon surprising to me on this blog: comments trickle in regularly on older posts. Whether that's from new readers discovering the blog and going back over old posts or regular readers who take a while to think about what they want to say, I thank you, and welcome your comments and questions always. (OK, I don't always have time to answer all the questions...) But it's interesting to me that the active lifetime of a post can be substantially more than a week.
More generally, I would like to figure out how to get more people commenting on the blog. I try to discuss issues here where there can be a variety of opinions and room for tangents, and I think the most interesting part of the blog is in the discussions. I'm genuinely surprised when I go to conferences and people tell me they read the blog, since in my mind the corresponding comment-level seems sparse.
So feel free to comment on what I can do to make the blog more comment-friendly.