Steven R asked:
Scott, is there some easy way to discover where the new threads on old comments are posted?
Of course, the last five posted comments are listed in the right hand column of the main page. But perhaps you just want to follow one hotly commented post?
The easiest way is to use the Sage feed reader extension for the Firefox browser. (Y'all do have Firefox, right?) In my blog, "discover feeds" (the magnifying glass icon) inside one of my articles, and a Comments option will come up. Subscribe to it. When it goes cold, unsubscribe.
You can subscribe to all comments at Shawn and Chutney's blogs, and I'll look up how to add this function in WordPress blogs -- eventually.