I’ve decided to switch to Disqus for my blog’s comment section. Keep on reading to find out why and what the benefits of Disqus are.
Blogger has an okay comment format, but what irks me the most about it is that if you want to get my reply to your comment you need to click on Subscribe by email below the comment box, as in the image below.
The thing is, you need to do that for every single post you comment on. And on top of that, you’ll get ALL new comments from everyone that comments on the post, not just my reply to yours (unless you unsubscribe from that specific post).
If you choose to omit clicking on that subscribe link, the only other way you’ll know if I replied to your comment is by checking back occasionally to see if I did.
For myself I receive by email ALL new comments, including my own which I find kind of ridiculous. Maybe there’s a way to disable that but I didn’t really look into it.
I think you get my point; it works okay but it’s kind of troublesome.
And that brings us to Disqus. A lot of blogs that I follow use Disqus and I’ll admit at first I was not a fan, but I’ve learned to like it and now I love it. The best part: my replies to your comments get emailed to you! No need to click on subscribe links or having to check back. It’s all taken care of for you. How nice is that?!?
To be able to comment on my posts from now on you will need a Disqus account. To create an account go to http://disqus.com/ and click on Sign-in in the upper right corner, and from there click on create an account (next to the orange Sign-in button).
Once your account is created you can Edit your profile and go to the Notifications section, scroll down and select Notify me of replies to my comments and voilà! All my replies to you will be sent to your inbox.
There are other cool features of Disqus like linking to your Facebook or your Google accounts (and a few others), using your real name or an alias, and uploading any picture for your profile.
All of my Blogger comments are currently being imported into Disqus and could take up to 24 hours to complete.
I hope you like Disqus (if you don’t already use it).
Thank you for reading!
– Chantal 🙂