This is a quick FYI.
I follow a lot of blogs that are hosted on MSDN and I often leave comments on there as its a good way of providing feedback to folks within Microsoft; for example, I left a comment on Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” Walkthrough yesterday (as did Chris Webb). Unfortunately MSDN blogs are distinctly lacking in a really rather basic feature, there is no easy way to find out if anyone replies to those comments so it kinda stunts the growth of important conversations that might pour forth.
Yesterday I found out a way around this. If you use your browser’s “View Source” for a particular blog post:
you will be presented with the raw HTML for the page which contains a collection of URIs, the last of those URIs provides an RSS feed of all comments on the blog post:
Copy and paste that URI into your RSS reader of choice and you will be notified about replies to your comments.
Its crude but it works although I’m slightly stunned there isn’t a better way of doing this – beats me why they don’t provide email notifications. Heigh-ho.