Sunday, 26 February 2012

Disqus Comments Installed...and why it had to happen!

Hi guys!

Just a little note to fill you all in on some recent blog changes. Last week I had to install Disqus comments on here. I avoided any major layout changes for a long time, but in the end I didn't have a choice, as blogger somehow reformatted my comment layout overnight leaving everything looking a big old mess. I am so done with blogger and their constant changes which never seem to work quite right!  I tried to fix things, but to no avail, so that's when I turned to Disqus. The comments look a lot better on here now, but I'm still wary. I've heard some horror stories where comments go missing and are lost forever etc. so I hope that doesn't happen here!

Commenting is still pretty quick and easy. I hate that anyone now has to go and sign in to comment on here, but hopefully it doesn't take up too much time, and there are a number of different ways you can comment (you can sign in with twitter, facebook etc). If anyone is totally lost, just shoot me an email!

Hopefully everything will run smoothly.


Also, there's a new way to follow the blog - I know that everybody doesn't use GFC, so I've installed Linky Followers which you can find in the sidebar. I hear it's the hot new way to follow blogs. :)

There's still a couple days left for you to enter my giveaway of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Keep those entries coming!

8 comments :

  1. Heather@The Flyleaf Review26 February 2012 at 18:26

    I see more and more blogs using Disqus so let me know how you are liking it. I haven't found it difficult at all to comment using it on other blogs:)

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  2.  I like it pretty well! It's not that I liked the blogger commenting system at all - I just stuck with it for so long as I've heard there can be a lot of issues if you un-install Disqus (such as losing all your comments).

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  3. hum i've added linky too and i follow you with it now (in addition to all i did before ^^)

    i'm not again disqus but i dont register either

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  4. I like the Disqus format and installed it in my own blog, but then I lost all my previously posted comments... normal?

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  5. daisychainbooks9 April 2012 at 14:32

     You need to sync your blogger comments so that they don't get deleted. I think first I imported or backed up comments and then synced. You should find everything in your disqus dashboard. Hope you get your comments back!

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  6. I too also installed Disqus blog platform for my own blog, but before install it I took backups and after synchronized it as you said.

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  7. I did sync them all... it evidently just took a day or two to completely go over! Thanks! Now I have the problem of google not thinking I have comments on my blog. :P Oh well, overall I'm happy with Disqus. 

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  8. Excellent tips. Really useful stuff .Never had an idea about this, will
    look for more of such informative posts from your side

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