I finally made the switch to disqus to manage my comments.
I planned on writing a big explanation to the reason why, but realized that Carissa over at 1+1+1=1 had taken the words write (sorry I couldn’t help myself) out of my mouth. So to learn more about some of the perks, head over there to read all about it.
My primary reason for making the switch is that it gives me your email. Email is the primary way that I respond to your comments. Using blogger’s commenting system this can take me too long and sometimes I am not even able to reply to some of your comments because blogger doesn’t require emails.
Another feature that Carissa pointed out to me that I think I am really like is that it emails you when other people (or myself) comment on a comment you leave. I love this feature because I think it will allow us (as readers to be better connected)l. (Side Note: be sure to check “notifications” when you set up your disqus account).
Setting up your account is super fast and easy, and can be done entirely in the comment section, it takes less than 15 seconds (for real!). And to encourage you to take that step and get the comment ball rolling I am offering a $5 amazon gift card to one of the commenter's to this post.
Not sure what to say?
I have been wanting to do an “Ask Anything” post for a while, I have a few questions waiting on the back burner that you all have asked, but I would love to hear from more of you, so if you have any questions you want to ask me… feel free to do it here.
Good luck and thanks for sticking with me!!
Giveaway ends August 22nd 10pm, I will email the winner shortly thereafter.
BTW: Carissa also pointed me to this great tutorial for those of you who are interested in making the switch on your blog.