Call me old-fashioned, but I’m not that guy that jumps into every new online service and social networking website that pops up daily. I tend to sit back and let the chaff shake out before investing any energy into it. Some call this lazy, I call it letting everyone else do the beta testing for me.
One of those fancy new services I have avoided is Disqus. I’ve avoided adding Disqus to any of my websites or blog, and only created a Disqus account a few weeks ago when being forced to do so in order to make a comment on a blog to point out how stupid someone was. Since then I think I’ve only used it three or four times.
Today after posting a Disqus based comment over in my new Google Plus friend Mike Allton’s Blog I started to see the value of using Disqus and decided to give it a try. Installation was quick and easy, and I am hoping that all of my existing comments (now vanished from my blog) will reappear after Disqus complete’s it’s import process. My Disqus page reassures me that “Your import has been successfully uploaded and queued. We’ll email you when your import has completed” .. Yah.. I sure as F*ck hope so.
Disqus is not right for every website or blog. I would never even consider using it on any of my websites because the type of visitors that my websites target would never consider using it – most have probably never even heard of Disqus. But for here in the blog which is targeted at webmasters and bloggers, it is a perfect fit. I’ve been careful to configure it so that it’s not required to create a Disqus account in order to leave a comment. I hate being forced to sign up for anything (except when I really needed to post that comment about how stupid that guy was) and I try to making commenting as easy as possible with the least amount of roadblocks. Please consider that if you use or are thinking about using Disqus or any other commenting system.
Do you use Disqus in your blog or website? Leave a comment and let me know and help me make sure this thing is working!Disqus - Hello? Is this thing even on? by Randy "Wilson" Brown