A while ago I started a post on the comments on blogs. I never finished it. Like most people I assume, I love getting comments. It tells me that there are people out there reading our words and looking at our photos which is, I guess, the main reason we blog. I know there are a quite a few people who don't comment for one reason or another but whom I know read my blogs at least some of the time and that's great too.
Presumably, too, people who comment like to know that their comments are appreciated. I always assume that if I've commented on a post then the author will have seen the comment. A while ago I decided to follow Adrian's example and acknowledge comments. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don't. I'm going to try and do it more often. Whether I do or don't though please know that your comments are always read and (almost always!) enjoyed.