Since comments make my day, I wanted to try an interactive comment widget that would make commenting easier for the reader and for me to reply.
I heart Disqus. I can not believe that I have been blogging for almost two years without it.
Disqus is a widget that you can add to your blogger (not sure if it works with wordpress) and it is designed to enhance and encourage conversation between you as the blogger and your readers. Disqus allows others to "like" a comment or even post a reply to it. These replies and "likes" open up the conversation and allow for more of a back and forth discussion to take place on the blog as opposed to over email.
What I love more than anything is that I can write back to a blogger even if they have the infamous no-reply blogger email address. Nothing makes me feel more sad while blogging than receiving an amazing comment and not being able to reply to it. I can reply using Disqus and my response will be recorded underneath the original comment in my post. I just love the feeling of being able to respond to a reader. I always feel terrible and go on a wild goose chase to find the blogger with a bogus email address. Sometimes I am successful and most of the time I am not. Disqus is my friend.
I thought Disqus was going to be tedious to install. It was not at all.
Disqus is easy to install. All I had to do was copy an html code and place it in an html box on blogger. I was able to migrate all of my comments as well. Migrating the comments can be a little weird. It may appear that the migration is not taking place because it will sit on 0% for a long time. Like a really long time. You may even receive an error the first time you try to migrate comments. Just try it again. The second time you should be smooth sailing.
Do you use a comment widget? If so, what?
I am linking up!