Jeanne Raffer Beck wrote a post on her blog that echoed in my head while I was reading it...it is so identical to my coming in and out of my workshop and my own attempts at creating my own designs with cloth that I wish I could have written it. You should read it.
Also, if you're a regular blogger, then at some point you ponder over the best way to reply to comments. Mostly, I answer via email if I have a response to a comment left...there is one blogger in the Art Quilter's Ring that reponds to comments in the post that follows the previous one. I've also noticed that several bloggers respond to comments within the comment section. I like the fluidity of dialogue that comes with commenting within comments but also like commenting to emails because it opens up the chance to get to know someone. Which do you prefer, answer from the perspective of a commentor and/or a blogger. Maybe I'll pick and choose which is the best way to respond based on the type of comment and what it elicits in me.