Thursday, February 19, 2009

Disqus: Reply To Comments By E-Mail on Blogspot

One of the things that bothered me about using Blogspot as a host for my blog was the fact that I couldn't reply to comments by e-mail. I often get questions in my comments, and I never knew where to answer them. Do I leave a reply myself, and hope they will read it? Do I reply on their blog? What if they don't have one? Do I edit the entry and reply there?

I never knew, so a lot of questions went unanswered, and a lot of answers went unseen.

I found the solution now though! I just installed Disqus. It replaces the usual Blogspot comment form by one of theirs. Other Disqus members can post a comment using their profile, and non-members can leave a comment like on most non-Blogspot blogs, by entering their name and e-mail.

Another nice thing about Disqus is that it can make threaded replies, like LiveJournal does. You can reply to another comment that way too! It will make commenting a lot more interactive.

It's VERY easy to install. All you need to do is download your template in your blogger layout settings, upload that template to their server, and paste the code they generate for you back in the Edit HTML field here on blogger. Easy as pie!

It all sounds perfect to me, and I am excited about it! This is my first post using it, so you will notice that the comment for looks different. Go ahead and click the "Leave A Comment" link to check it out :)

P.S. This has got to be the most boring looking blogpost I ever made. It looks depressing! Sorry about that!

46 comments:

  1. You're welcome! :) I am very happy with it!

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  2. I know what you mean about boring, to me it's like GA...regardless, it's helpful information for us who have frequent flyer points for blogging. Thanks for doing the homework, I will need to check this out.
    I see now below...very cool!
    Cathy

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  3. Not boring - interesting! I might have to try it also - that always bugged me about Blogspot too :)

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  4. Welcome to Disqus! Feel free to ping me if you have any questions about our service.

    Giannii
    DISQUS
    Community Manager
    help@disqus.com

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  5. This is great. Can you do a follow up blog post about if it's working well?

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  7. This is great :) The way comments work is something I really preferred over at Livejournal and this is same. Thanks for telling us :)

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  8. Woooo shiny new look!! Smells new too (hehehe).
    I know what you mean!! I hate the fact that there's no threaded comments in blogger.
    You'd think they won't overlook something like that but they did it just doesn't make sense!

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  9. Thanks for sharing...and it is not boring at all! Very informative! :)

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  10. I haven't heard of this before, thanks for sharing
    : )

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  11. Wow, it's definitely better than the old one! No more signing in on Blogger to post a comment here:)

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  12. I am trying to figure out how to move back to blogger, and I already have a disqus account ready to use with it. It's about time someone came up with a way to make blogger blog commenting on par with everything else out there. I know it's technically not a blogger blog's commenting system, but it works, so it's all good!

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  13. It's good to see Disqus adding value to so many people's blogs. It's definitely one of my favourite online services.

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  14. nice article, I really like it

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  15. Yeah i'm tired of wordpress, I will be installing Disqus over at my link exchange community http://vhpn.eu
    If anyone can assist with the link exchange install I would be grateful.

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  17. All you need to do is download your template in your blogger layout settings, upload that template to their server, and paste the code they generate for you back in the Edit HTML field here on blogger. Easy as pie!

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  18. I just installed Disqus. It replaces the usual Blogspot comment form by one of theirs.

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  19. Another nice thing about Disqus is that it can make threaded replies, like LiveJournal does. You can reply to another comment that way too! It will make commenting a lot more interactive.
    It's VERY easy to install. All you mocospace.com need to do is download your template in your blogger layout settings, upload that template to their server, and paste the code they generate for you back in the Edit HTML field here on blogger. Easy as pie!

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  20. Yeah !
    I like the features that is , reply to comments through email or mobile in disqus.....

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  21. I use disqus too, its very helpful and with it we have hot discussion and sometime great debate.

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  22. Yeah !
    Its easy to reply to comments through email or mobile . : )

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  23. Yups !
    Now disqus is powered by new version 2. 0 ................ so enjoy it . .... : )

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  24. Twitter is so cool. I love the way disqus mixes the 2 so well Twitter is awesome. ;) moretwittertraffic.com

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  25. Disqus Rocks !!

    Disqus makes it so much easier to keep track of most of my commenting across the web!Disqus enabled commenting allows better commenting on sites and also the commenter can track on his comment compared to other comment plugin platform.

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  26. Connected with a large discussion community................. : )

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  27. Disqus rocks ! I love their commenting system ...

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  28. with this, your commentary box looks like wordpress. So easy to fill it.
    I like this kind of commentary form :-D

    by the way, thanks for the nice info

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  30. I have yet to try it.. Thanks for sharing this..

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  31. I have yet to try that feature, thanks for sharing..

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  32. Thanks for the tips. Ill be sure to send this over to afew of my blogger friends.

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  34. Glad to hear it worked out well for you. Thanks for the write up!

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  35. Thank you SOOOO much for posting about this! When I first started my blogspot blog a few months ago I was totally annoyed how it wasn't like live journal!! I'm totally doing this!

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