I get a lot of people who tell me that if they can get lots of people read their blog they will consider it a success. More eyeballs the better. These are people who still have a media viewpoint of the web.
I believe traffic is important, but linking and commenting are each equally important also. It is about conversations. That means you need people listening (traffic), but you also need people talking back (links and comments).
Today’s question: In your experience, what kinds of entries generate the most comments?
I think I could also ask: What sort of entries do you comment on? What qualities or traits do they have?