Liven up Your Blog's Commenting System using Disqus

disqus-logo.jpgThe essence of a blog is not only the rich ideas and content it publishes but on how blog readers react to the blog posts. Hence, all blogs have the commenting feature. Blog comments are sometimes hard to manage and control and most often than not, blog comments are plain and simple boxed of textual comments posted by blog readers.

disqusscreenshot.pngBut thinking about it deeper, how can you possible enliven the appearance, the interaction and all the features of blog comments? Disqus, a new web service believes that blog comments can still be repackaged and presented in nicer and appealing ways.

Disqus provides you with a better way of attracting blog readers to start thread conversations in blog posts. It enables the post to be more interactive and manageable and it presents blog comments in a nicer, web 2.0ish way.

Disqus supports various blogging platforms including Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Movable Type and Tumblr. It can be used by any kind of blogs as well as newspaper or website. Disqus are hosted on the Disqus server. You can choose export your Disqus and put in to any of your sites or blogs. And don’t worry about search engines not crawling your blog’s comments, because Disqus provides an API which is recognized by search engines. Ok, yes your blog/sites can still be search in search engines.

To help you entice your readers to comment on your posts, you can encourage them to use their identity. Every readers and commenters of your blog are given with their own unique profiles. With this profile, you can easily view a reader’s discussion history and clout across all blogs.

As a value-added feature, Disqus allows users to receive and reply to blog posts’ discussion through their email or mobile phone.
Honestly, I can’t seem to get what Disqus wants to do with blog comments and
why the company would want to have our blogs’ comment hosted on their page. Probably for increase pageviews of their site?

Still, Disqus is a promising web 2.0 tool worthy of a Rotorblog coverage.