Friday, April 19, 2013

Disqus Commenting and a Reader Survey

I'm constantly on the hunt for ways to improve Chalkboard Nails for the both of us, and if something makes sense I'll take the plunge! So on that note, I have a couple of administrative things to go over with you guys today.

First, you may have noticed that I've switched to Disqus commenting. Recently, I've realized that the Chalkboard Nails comment system could be better serving both of us. Disqus has a lot of advantages over the old system: guest commenting and more comment login options, better replies and reply notifications, image attachment capabilities, nicer mobile support, improved spam detection, and more. I'm asking you guys to give the system a try for a bit and let me know what you think! I honestly believe it is a better fit for the comments here and I hope you do too.

Besides through comments, I can be reached on Twitter @ChalkboardNails or by email if you want to share your thoughts. (The old comments are still importing, so they aren't showing for now.)

Second, I've put together a little survey for you guys to fill out if you have a spare moment. It's basically just questions about how you use Chalkboard Nails, what you like and dislike, what I could be doing better... I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts, and it shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

The survey is anonymous, by the way, so feel free to be honest! :)

Click here to be taken to the survey directly instead of taking it on this page.



  1. Survey done. I don't mind the new commenting system.

  2. Survey done :)
    As a Disqus user, I am totally convinced! Old comments take a while to import when you begin to use it, and sometimes they do not import in the original order. Once the setup phase is over, I think Disqus is a great improvement!

  3. It's so nice to see you asking for our opinion! Thank you!

  4. I've changed to Disqus on my blog recently too, I really think all blogs should use it! xD
    (Oh and your comments will take a whie to import, I'm waiting for mine for almost a week now. :S)

  5. I love Disqus - great way to comment!!! Survey done - thank you for this opportunity

  6. I have to say I love Disqus ;)
    survey done - honest 100% **

  7. Filled out the survey, and now trying the new commenting systems. Thanks for making things better!

  8. I love this new commenting system. I mostly use my iphone to look at everything. And before without this system, I couldn't comment on anything it wouldn't let me but now I can :)

  9. Yup, commenting is a lot easier with this system. I'll definitely give feedback on your posts a lot more often now :)

  10. Survey nicely done! And, well, Disqus is the best IMHO. I should try by mobile again, though!

  11. Done this. I have a wonderful time.

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  12. Peace, Love & PolishMay 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I am borrowing your idea for the reader survey. I love the questions you came up with - I linked back to your blog too :)


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