I post my stories in forums and some readers post comments. I always have problem answering to readers' comments.
A simple thank you for 20 comments in a row seem boring. Asking the readers further questions about the story? Taking what they said and expand on them? Agreeing with them? Asking them personal question?
There are a few writers in our forums who are very good in answering comments. They tend to say some humorous and outrageous things and readers will go back to comment on the writers' comments.
Hmm, how to do that? Be funny or outrageous?