OK, one feature that is provided by this blog software that for one reason or other I never had activated and functioning properly is comment notification. I had it visible on the blog when I first launched it, but it never worked, so I eventually removed it.
Well, tonight I got it all up and running and working.
So now, if you add a comment to a post, you will have an option to check a box to be notified if anybody else responds to that post. Woo!
(I also get an email when someone responds to any of my posts, so now I'll catch comments being added to old posts, which I sometimes miss these days.)
For now I am continuing to leave commenting wide open to anybody, but at some point in the future I may start requiring registration for posting.
This thing has other mailing list features to let me send emails to registered members and such, but I haven't explored them yet.
One thing I may look into next time I have is to provide automatic notification of new posts to people who register for the mailing list on here or something. Right now I email the monthly top ten list whenever I make a post, but that is manual. It would be nice to automate that for the top ten. And then I guess letting any non-top-ten people that want to sign up for such a list be notified as well would be fine too.
But that's require some more research into the tool and probably a little bit of custom modification of the code. So that will wait awhile. Maybe days. Maybe months. Next time I get inspired.
For now, I should have gone to sleep about 3.5 hours ago, and have to be up in 5 hours, so even though I'd like to look into this more right now, I will not.
So for now, content yourself with the fun new feature of being told if other people respond to posts you respond to... if you want that. :-)
Oh, by the way, since if you make a comment here and put in your email address, the email I get which tells me you made your comment has the email you put in as a "from" address, comments here can count toward your email count for my top ten now! (Since I'll get a copy of it via email. :-)