Can you respond to other people's comments on blogs that are not your own and have those count towards the 10 comments that are required or for the culture point 10 comments?
Yes, I agree "comments" on "comments" should count. I am going to try to write a script to count the comments, since it is tedious finding/counting them, and I am pretty sure the script will find ALL comments.
Will it then count the comments that are responses to comments on our own blog posts?
I think it should. I mean your adding value to the discussion.
If I recall correctly, the syllabus says commenting on 10 other blogs, not making 10 comments, so I guess it does count?