I never used to leave comments on blogs. I lacked the confidence. I didn’t think I had anything to contribute. Since I started this site, I have made a point to leave comments. Now, I enjoy the interaction with others. Well, usually. The most enjoyable sites to comment on are one’s where the author responds and appreciates her community.
As I started commenting more, I found it difficult to keep track of where I had commented. Sometimes I would ask a question and then forget to return and see if there was a response. I’ve tried a couple of solutions to this and am currently using commentful by blogflux.
I am intrigued by Disqus, especially since the new WordPress plugin which syncs Disqus with WordPress, but am hesitant to install it. For example, they had an outage last night, which affected comments. At least when I am in complete control I only have to worry about the stability of my web host, which, after 5 great years has not been so good lately.