Although most people talk about RSS and blog syndication, it usually has to do with the content. Rarely, do you read about syndicating the comments. Someone is missing the boat.
If you’ve ever posted a comment to a blog, you would get the importance to being able to add that specific topic to your blog reader. That way you could keep up on the conversation without ever having to remember to visit the site again (something you have to admit we rarely do). Unfortunately, few blogs seem to know of or promote “comment RSS”.
“Comment RSS” was one of my reasons to move from the free blogger framework to the current blog surroundings. If you notice over on the top right corner, you get the option of adding the regular site content RSS feed to your reader or the comment feed. It’s not only an added perk for readers but for the blog maintainer (like me). I can see and respond to comments immediately or kill blog spam in the same span of time.
As blogging grows, I believe you will see more and more of these features. Why? Blogging is all about networking and communication. It’s also about simplicity and saving time. Something that Comment RSS seems to thrive on.