Good news from TypePad, the host of this blog: it's now possible to be notified when a new comment has been added to a Church of the Churchless post.
I've described this new blog feature here. I've also offered up some tips about Google Reader, which I've found to be a good way of keeping track of web site and blog content, including comments on posts.
For quite a while it's bothered me that TypePad only allows bloggers like me (who don't customize their blogs via their own programming) to only show the most recent 10 comments in the sidebar.
If a post gets lots of comments, older comments soon get shoved off of the sidebar. So there hasn't been any way of knowing that someone has contributed to a comment conversation without checking out a particular post.
Now, there is – by subscribing to the feed option shown at the beginning of every post's "Comments" section. Again, go here for more information about this.
And feel free to comment on what I've written about comments.