A quick admin post to my small group of readers … after a decade, I decided to stop procrastinating and update my theme. Many features of WordPress didn’t work with my old home-made theme, and it wasn’t friendly to mobile devices either, so it had to go. The new theme is a bit bare-bones at present, but I’ll continue tinkering with it (current project: get rid of the red buttons!).
In the meantime, the big news is you can finally subscribe to comments on individual posts. I’m well aware that not being able to do this made it unlikely that discussion was ever going to flow freely. So let’s hope this helps. I may add other new features now that I’m not blocked by my theme. The main thing is — everything appears to work!