I read them both.
And I enjoy them both equally!!!
For me, I just don't always reply as I all I'd say is what everyone else is already saying, and I don't think it really necessary to repeat, repeat, repeat. But that is me.
I don't know if you know this Stormy Lady, but there have been a few times when the Chronicle has inspired me to do a lesson at work, and then I must rearrange my syllabus because the new lesson is much more interesting.
The Weekly Round-up, I love it as well. Again, I might not always comment, but I do love how I try to guess which reviews are for fancy knickers and which ones for toys and body stuff. That's my little game I play. Anyone else do that? (I'm actually pretty good at it!!!)
If you are looking for ways to attract more readers and more participation and more pimpage... at the moment the blogging program has gone the way of the doodah (not a typo, just have not heard this word spoken or seen it read in an age!!!), why not incorporate something with the blogs? Like nominate your favourite EF blog post that someone else has written in the past week?
In the Chronicle, there could also be a question that people answer, and a random number post wins it or pick a random person and let them pick their favourite reply.
These don't have to be for gift cards or what not, but someone like me who just feels like a robot repeating what had already been said, it would be more thought worthy. And then in my case, I'd be commenting like a fiend!!!