I’ve disabled comments, again.
I was using Disqus comments, but removed them due to privacy concerns and to decrease load time, as Disqus was pulling in a lot of third party dependencies (see: Disqus, the dark commenting system).
Then I switched to web mentions, using Micro.blog as the source for them.
I didn’t end up using Micro.blog much, so it wasn’t worth the $5 a month I was paying for it. That’s not to say it’s not a great platform, it just doesn’t work for me personally.
Since then, I’ve seen some great improvements to web mentions, pulling them from sources like Mastodon or Twitter. Horst Gutmann has a great post on supporting comments via Mastodon, and maintains
webmentiond. If I were to set up web mentions again, I’d likely self-host