I don't mind if that particular blogger doesn't come to visit my site, but if I leave a comment on their site, I would like that they at least acknowledge it (in their own comments section). I'll usually give it a few tries, if I get nothing (depending on the site) I'll still subscribe to their blog, but I'll stop commenting. Part of the FUN of blogging is that personal interaction, when it's not there, it starts to feel like I'm just reading an article out of a magazine...where's the fun in that?!?!? :)
Well, being a mom of 3 boys, running 4 blogs, contributing to 2 other websites, and running a ranch...I don't have time to respond to comments unfortunately. I always try to write a post telling all my readers how much I appreciate them, etc. It's the best that I can do for now.
I'd hate to think that you would never visit that site again at all because of that. You have no clue what they may be going through in their own personal day........
I always try to answer posts on my blog but I do so on my blog, if I visit their site I try to find a post I can offer advice or chip in on to respond to.
Oh and as far as checking out the blogs of people who leave comments, I need to get better about that, too.
Altho I have to say that I've been told a way to increase traffic is to leave comments on the popular blogs. It just seems insincere to me. Leaving a comment in a blog just to get traffic to mine? Maybe some of the more popular bloggers have figured this out and think people are just fishing for readers?