Well…hold on to your hats folks!
Yes, I’ve installed yet ANOTHER new commenting format on this blog.
*first, put your hands over your ears because I’m going to get loud and rant*
BECAUSE I’M SO SICK OF BLOGGERS COMMENTING FORMAT, I COULD RIP BOTH MY EYEBROWS OFF!!!!!!!!!!
*sorry for all the CAPS, but I’m utterly sick of it*
So, I decided to add Disqus.
I realize that getting use to a new commenting format can be an adjustment, but I believe in the long run it will be a more reliable system. I know many people who use Disqus on their blogs, and very successfully.
The whole reason for trying out these new formats is to make commenting more easy for you.
I totally understand that technical glitches are bound to come up with any commenting format from time to time, however Blogger technical issues are getting OLD and WAY too frequent.
Between last week and this week, I received EIGHT emails from people who said they had issues commenting. And, btw, thank you all for letting me know. And these were not only issues from people using other blogging platforms, but Blogger users as well. In fact, I have had trouble leaving comments on several other Blogger blogs, therefore I understood their frustration.
With Blogger it’s a hit or miss. Some people have no problem commenting, while others experience it a lot. Some weeks it works well, other weeks it SUCKS ELEPHANT DICK!
Instead of Blogger always concentrating on adding new widgets and improving the appearance of our blogs, it would behoove them to first consider focusing their attention on improving this ANCIENT commenting format that dates back to 3000 BC.
I know Blogger is a free service, but so is Wordpress. However, they do a MUCH better job at giving their users a reliable, professional, and up-to-date commenting format.
Blogger has its strong points and advantages too. And I’m grateful to have had my blog here for so long, but COME ON BLOGGER!
Get with the program and give us a better commenting system.
And one that works more than 50% percent of the time.
Okay….I’m finished with my rant.
*deep cleansing breath*
What I thought I’d do, is give you all some assistance in logging in to make a comment for the first time, so that it’s as easy as possible.
First, click on the comment link below this post.
You will notice that comments are embedded below the post as in my other commenting format, but with a twist. The comment box is ABOVE all the comments so you won’t have to scroll ALL the way to the bottom to make your comment - ALLELUIA!
Begin, by typing your comment in the box. When you’re finished, click on the POST AS button on the lower right hand corner of the box, then choose which option you would like to use and log into that account. If you simply choose to log in as a guest, just fill out the information in the boxes (including your email address, your name, and your blog URL using the option link) and then click on POST COMMENT. And VIOLA…you’re done!
For those of you who already have a Disqus account, just log in as usual.
For those of you who wish to sign up for a Disqus account, just click on the LOG IN link (located on the upper right hand corner above of the comment box) and you can register. It’s fast and easy! You can even add your own avatar.
I’ve noticed that more and more bloggers are using Disqus as their commenting format, so it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to eventually sign up for an account yourself.
One of the GREATEST things about Disqus is that it allows comment threading so that I can respond to your comments directly BELOW your comments - ALLELUIA!
Also, if you register for a Disqus account, reply comments can be sent directly to your email address so you are aware of my replies, if you choose that option.
I have enabled comment moderation like before, so you will see a little pop-up window after you post your comment that says your comment is being held in moderation before publishing.
I’ve tested this new format on my practice blog and it really seems to work smoothly on Blogger. It was also incredibly easy to install by placing the code in a widget on my sidebar - it was a snap!
If you ladies or gents experience any issues with this new format (now or in the future) PLEASE don’t hesitate to email me so I am aware of it.
Thank you. Have fun and enjoy Disqus!
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
Update: Ooops, I almost forgot...I would like to thank both Babs and Meleah who so graciously gave me their feedback and advice about Disqus. Thank you, ladies...you were a HUGE help!