Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments I've been receiving lately. I'm overwhelmed by the enthusiasm!
I was finding it hard to keep track of my comments and yesterday I discovered a nifty tool for bloggers which isn't all that widely published. You create a "feed" on your blog and use the URL:
replacing MYBLOGNAME with your blog name. You can select whether to include the name of the poster and the date. unfortunately you can only list up to 5 of the most recent comments but it's very handy!