15 Oct, 2008
I get more blog comments after installing Disqus
Posted by: Jure Cuhalev In: Tech
What finally convinced me of the move, was that they released a Disqus WordPress plugin, that will sync their comments back into your WordPress comment system, so in case you ever decide to leave them (when testing all of these startup plugins, that’s important factor), nothing will be lost.
Anyway, something interesting happened after that. I started getting more blog comments, after that. I’m not sure if that means that I wrote better blog posts, but I got a lot of comments and even one video comment via Seesmic (really cool!).
I believe that it’s actually easier for people to leave me comment, as they’re already logged in into Disqus, as there are no forms to input.
Disqus also has a second positive point, it allows me to reply to comments directly from my Blackberry. I get emailed all the comments, and they allow you reply via email and it then appears on your blog. So you can have a discussion with your readers, without actually sitting behind a computer.
Anyway, enough pitching for Disqus. Get them for free for your blog at http://www.disqus.com
Disclosure: Zemanta and Disqus share investor, but I’m writing this because I like this phenomena of more blog comments