Are people just too busy to say "I was here, I read your blog"? I know that the people who comment time and time again are doing so in order to just let me know that they are reading and because they are my friends and it's a way of keeping in touch even though we aren't actually speaking. No need for incredible insights of witty retorts, though those are welcome as well.
I just like to know who's taking a peek at what's going on with the Allen's. The most fun is when people you didn't know were reading leave a comment, I was pleasantly surprised to get comments from two good friends (Audrey and Danielle) lately. So, FYI, I love it when people leave comments---and they don't have to be long---truly, an "I was here" every once and a while will do.