i've opened up the comment system to accept non-blogger users' comments (it defaults to blogger users only). i guess we'll see if i get comment spam.
for lj users... please note that i don't get notifications if you comment on the lj feed. i do get notification if you click through and comment on the blog itself. so if i don't reply to an lj comment, it's almost certainly because i just didn't see it - nothing more :)