I’ve been asked so many times why I closed them by new readers and by friends who just wanted to have a conversation about a post that I figured I might as well re-open them (okay, Thomas nudged me to do so, too).
Didn’t open them with WordPress, though, cause I’ve grown damn happy with how quickly this website loads and with not having to moderate the comments for one more blog. Opened them using the Disqus platform, which means they load super fast, I don’t have to moderate them if I don’t want to (you have to have an email-verified Disqus account to comment and so are likely not a spammer), and it’s easier for other people to see what conversations are going on elsewhere in the blog by using the “Latest Discussions” and “Top Commenters” features that Disqus has.
Let’s see if this works out. I think it will.
Looking forward to reading more lengthy versions of your thoughts than can fit into a single tweet!