First of all: never, ever look at your profile page. The more you interact here, the messier and harder to use it becomes. Just. Look. Away.
Personally, I prefer Responses because I miss the conversation that we all used to have when social media was blogging. However, I recommend frequently and always recommend posts I respond to, to make sure others see it, although I have no idea how the algorithm works, and the moment I do figure it out it’ll be replaced by something else.