Okay, so I have a question for all you more experienced bloggers out there – Do you use a third party tool (like Disqus) for your comments? If so, what do you use and how well has it been working out for you?
I’ve been very disappointed to discover that people don’t get notified if I reply to their comments. I always just assumed that if someone left me a comment on my blog and I replied to it, that person would get an email or some type of notification to let them know that I replied. But, apparently with Blogger’s standard comments box, that isn’t the case. This is a big problem as far as I’m concerned! I mean, let’s face it, people aren’t so excited about commenting on my posts that they’re checking back constantly to see if I’ve replied. That’s just not realistic. But, what’s the point in replying if the person who made the comment in the first place will never know you did?
So, I definitely would like to use some other type of commenting system, but I’m not sure what to use. The only one I really know of is Disqus and I’ve wondered what people thought of it. I’m a bit worried that people won’t bother to comment at all if they feel like they have to register with Disqus in order to do so. Any thoughts? Any other solutions out there that I’m missing?
Okay – discuss. (And if you care to actually see my replies to your comments, for now click on Subscribe by email at the bottom of the post – until I come up with a better solution, that is).