Blogging is sometimes feel really a waste of time when there is nobody gives us feedback about what we did. There is no clue are we do it wrong or right. Comments on our blog is one of many sign of it besides social sharing or mention.
On commenting I use Disqus on this blog, that was after I visited Michael Martin post about Blogging Inspiration and find that I must use it too. Disqus has several great things that make you cry not to try to using it on your blog.
I will divide them into two groups, when you on your dashboard, and when you’re on the wild.
On Your Disqus Dashboard
1. Disqus is everywhere
On the first time you’re inside the dashboard and want to add disqus to your blog you are limitless. Whatever your platform is, whether you are using WordPress, Blogger.com Drupal, Joomla, Tumblr, Squarespace, or just simple HTML static page, you can just use it. This is perfect to bring the same experience on every blog you own.
2. Blog commenting is ‘more’ social
Blogging social activities, it helps us knowing each other since years ago when Mark Zuckerberg don’t even have the idea to make a baby Facebook. But people don’t really think that way now, blog is now a source of information and income for the owner.
By using disqus you will get more recommendation about who to connect to, it helps you grow your network lighting fast, just click the profile, open the site and start being a stranger on their blog to be part of the community.
3. Keep track of the discussion activity
What you want to know about your discussion? New comments on the post you keep an eye? Get ‘everything’ tab. Open ‘you only’ tab to see your comment and revisit the post if you need it.
Then go to ‘replies to you’ to see anyone appreciate your comment. Visit them again, make some more comments and you’ll be friend with them in no time, because it shows that they are kind blogger.
4. Time saver
If you in a limited amount of time, you can also replying the new comment inside the dashboard without the need to visit the post. This is a time saver. But you need to remember what the post is really about.
On The Wild
1. Real time and editable
What a shame if you just mistype your comments, worse, the missing word is the most important to show your idea, there it come an edit feature. The system also make your discussion fun because it is a realtime commenting system. Want to chat on your blog, eh?
2. Find the hot discussion
There are tabs too under your comment box, but ever you check how useful they are? If you haven’t start using them by now.
Open the ‘community’ tab to see what the hottest topic on the site. The more comments on a post, the more blogger you will start to interact with.
There also top commenter section, if you are on the list, it will make you one step noticeable.
3. Keep track of the discussion
Next tab on the second point above is ‘my disqus’ tab where you will have a notification if your comment get reply. You never lose your discussion because Disqus will tell you the update, inside the dashboard or on the wild.
4. Get to know who is your commenter quickly
You don’t know what kind of stranger they are commenting to your post and how to treat them right in reply? Don’t be afraid, all of their comments are just one click away behind their name.
Open it, you will get better understanding about who they are and the topic they are interested in.
If you are the commenter, you can add as many information as you can, filling your blog URL is a must to get people come to you. Your Facebook, twitter, home address 😆 Oh man, what a bad introduction on mine 😛
5. Content promotion and revenue source from discovery
Disqus Discovery is optional, but you can to turn it on to make your reader stay on your blog by promoting more post you made day and night.
If you willing to get some income from it you can also add recommendation section beside the content discovery. Go to Setting > Discovery to set your preferences about this.
You have read that all the benefit of using Disqus. If you haven’t using it yet, would you using it? If you are a long disqus user what your opinion about it? Feel free to share your experience here 🙂
Thanks for reading.