I have lain awake nights worrying over whether to use a third-party commenting program or continue using the one Blogger provides.
But the one provided by Blogger, quite frankly, stinks. More than anything, it bothers me to not be able to directly reply to your comments. It's so rude... I'm from New York (State, not City), so I'm comfortable with a certain amount of rudeness, but not quite that much.
I've also had several people tell me they have been unable to leave comments, and that it was very frustrating for them to try to login and leave a comment, but be unable to do so. Frustrated readers are not happy readers.
The moderation and organization of the comments are fantastic through DisQus. I love that commenters can get an email notification when I reply. I love that I can see all the comments from my fellow bloggers and my comments to them all in one place.
It should now be very simple to leave comments using this new-to-me totally awesome program. I have left it open so that you can login using several methods- Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and OpenID, which allows for anonymous comments.
And I can now reply! Lovin' it! I hope you do, as well. Leave me a comment and let me know!