Starting today, readers will be able to comment, like and share using the powerful and web-stable Disqus platform. That means your existing Facebook, Twitter, Open ID or Yahoo account can act as a one-click log in. We hope this upgrade makes life simpler.
In the process of upgrade, previous activity was overwritten to allow for the new interface. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Feel free to comment again. Feel free to comment for the first time too!
A special note to Facebook users: We needed to create an "application" to connect the sites and authenticate your log in. When you first log in, you'll be asked to allow "Bella Connect" to use your profile data to complete the log in. As far as we know, the only data that is taken from your profile is your name and profile picture currently in use. After that, to our knowledge, the only data exchanged is the activity you create here at the blog. Bella does not mine this connection for data, collect any data about you from Facebook or use this application for any purpose other than the convenience of easy commenting and connection through your Facebook account.
We hope everyone is enjoying the format and information here, and we look forward to your feedback.