Apr 22, 2013

Google Plus Comments to Blogger

I knew there was a good reason (but I didn't know it then) why I held on to using the generic comment platform of Blogger, at least for this blog.  My other blog uses the Disqus platform which I took great pains extracting from my existing comments in IntenseDebate comment platform and transferring to Disqus.   IntenseDebate put up a good fight, so I ended up missing some old comments but thankfully, I was able to extract most of them and migrate to Disqus with a few casualties.  It's just a little mapping issue but I got too lazy to rectify that slight error.  

So anyway, it's only today that I got in the know of this new comment feature in blogger.  I read it here and I started using it already.  You can see the sample below.  Cool, isn't it?  Google Plus is really coming up with great features that I think would be beneficial, if you want to put your blog out there.  I can't wait to see more applications in the future.  So with that, I am indefinitely putting on hold the migration to Wordpress.  It just crossed my mind, but seeing as Google Plus is introducing new things that interest me, I just might forget about the migration altogether.  We'll see.  For now, I am more comfortable with the Blogger platform.

What do you think?


Okay, so I may have jumped to soon into the bandwagon.  Good thing that there is still an option to go back to old commenting platform.  Just sorry that comments left on Google+ disappeared.  According to the FAQ, it's supposed to be that way.  But what prompted me to revert was that, I was contemplating on buying a domain name for this site.  And it says in the dashboard that Google+ commenting system would be affected with a change in URL... I must have missed that one out or I simply got too excited using the new commenting system. 

Another downside is that those without Google+ profile can't comment.  They will be prompted to make a Google+ profile which could be a total bummer to some and it somehow drives the visitor away when he or she can't post without signing up.  

Maybe I'll go back to this when Google+ makes more improvements in the future.  Oh well, it was worth a try.  


  1. Sorry Ms. Sarah, your comment disappeared... I explained it in this post's update. :-)

  2. sis,nag iisip din ako about migrating to wordpress.But Im totally still clueless aboit this new comment set up ng blogger. So you think its still worth to stay in blogger pa? hmmm.clueless din ako about the migration process eh.Im a no no techie pa naman. :)

    1. I've been thinking about that sis, but I held back muna regarding the migration. Webhosting at Wordpress is more expensive, I think and with the tweaking of templates, it's an unfamiliar territory for me. I'm not yet prepared for the headache that would ensue if I tried hehehe.

  3. Wow, sis, you got a new domain. You never fail to amaze me. :-) By the way, I also tried Google Plus' new feature, but I had to switch back to Blogger's original commenting system because I wanted to keep the old comments. They could never be accessed the moment I implemented Google Plus comments.

  4. @ Rhodora - sis, you're using ID right? ID puts up a fight when extracting comments from them hehehe. I was able to get at least 95% of my existing comments from ID to Disqus...I could get the remaining but my head is already spinning lol! Now from ID to G+, I don't know how that is done. So I'm back to Blogger's native comment platform for now.