Hey peeps, Rose here. I know I don't post many just "chit-chat" posts, but I'm trying to get better with that. So, I thought I'd write one today, about comment methods for blogger/wordpress.
I've had the Disqus comment program on my blog for a few months. I saw some other blogs using it, and thought it looked nice. Seems organized, and set up nicely. I also liked that it was easy to share across social media networks.
While it was ok when the blog was starting out and not getting many comments, it's grown this past year, and I get more comments now. Disqus has simply become more of a pain than it's worth. Why?
-I've had people tell me they can't log in, and it won't even load.
-I've had several people say they're not able to post comments at all.
-It's stopping comments from a lot of visitors.
-It deleted all my old comments, even though it's supposed to import them, and keep them visible.
-It won't let most people comment on the pages at the top of my blog (not the posts, the actual pages, like About Me and such).
-It slows down my page loading time, even though it's supposed to speed it up...sheesh *facepalm*
So, yeah, not worth the headache.
I've visited a few blogs recently, who have all used CommentLuv, and it seems like a good comment program.
Why do I want a program for comments, as opposed to just using blogger's comment system? Well, it's just not very pretty :/ If you haven't noticed, I like my blog to flow well, and have a nice style to it. Plus, I just like things that look pretty, and blogger is a bit blunt and lacks the style I want for my blog.
Sooo, anyway, I thought I'd open it up to the people who actually visit my blog. What do you guys like to use? When you visit blogs, are there programs you enjoy? Do any fellow bloggers out there use CommentLuv, and have any thoughts on using it? I don't want another Disqus situation...
Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!
Ciao for now!