DISQUS (pronounced discuss) is a global blog commenting system. It consolidates the comments you make on other blogs and the comments you get on your own blog into one easy to manage dashboard. It becomes very easy for commenters to chat with each other and you, and that’s a win for your blog.
This post, rather than being a review of DISQUS, will focus on making the most of your DISQUS profile once it’s setup.
Fill out your DISQUS profile.
Completing your DISQUS profile isn’t a time consuming exercise but it’s worth taking some extra time to fill out every field especially your name, avatar, and your bio.
PRO TIP: Your bio appears after your published comments and gives you a great chance to spark some interest in who you are and what you do.
PRO TIP: Populate your name, in addition to your username, so your image presentation in comment threads is a little more approachable.
Connect your DISQUS profile and merge your comments.
If you post a comment using your Facebook or Twitter (or Google, Yahoo! or OpenID) login, you can ensure they all get merged into your DISQUS blog comments dashboard. By connecting your DISQUS and social media profiles, you can also share your comment on social media as you hit submit.
If you’ve posted blog comments in the past and used the same email address as your DISQUS profile, you can merge those blog comments into your DISQUS dashboard with a few clicks. In fact, DISQUS will prompt you to merge your profiles.
Using DISQUS means you only have to manage single profile to view all your blog comments, making life just that little bit easier.
Do you use DISQUS comment system? Let me know if you’re a fan, or not, and whether you maximise your profile.
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