I’d been talking about it for a while now and last night I finally did it, I got rid of Disqus. I felt it wasn’t adding enough additional value to the site. My readers were not using the twitter and facebook integration so why keep it. I know commentluv is a popular feature commenter’s enjoy so I added it back. I’m also trying backtype’s plugin to pull twitter,facebook, and friendfeed.
I also had a few people contact me and tell me they didn’t leave a comment because they didn’t want to register for disqus just to leave a comment. So now they don’t have to. I hope this increases good comments, not spammy comments 🙂
I also removed a few other items from the sidebar to help increase the site load times.
As an added benefit for readers that continue to support the site and return visits and comments. I have a top commenter’s widget that is dofollow as well as once you leave a few comments your links will be dofollow.
Hope you enjoy the changes and I’m always looking for any feedback you have. We have have guest posting setup for this site so if you want to increase exposure for yourself you can create a post here and use the bio section to link to your site.