Turning Off Comments on My Blog

I had to turn comments off because so many people complained at how slow my blog was. I did some research. It turns out Radio Userland has to count the number of comments before it displays my blog, and that can slow it way down. So I turned off comments.

But I really miss the feedback and the conversation. I\’m a lonelier blogger now.

I\’m looking for a remotely-hosted message board that I can link to whenever I post. My two top candidates so far are ezboard.com and websitetoolbox.com.

Can anyone give me a recommendation?