There are more privacy focused alternatives to disqus (eg commento.io/) that might be an option.
Personally what I've been doing recently is to republish my articles on eg dev.to, and then linking to the comments there. It works nicely since then you have the primary source of content on your blog, but the comments are where the community is.
Eg: (see the bottom of the post) loftie.com/post/things-you-may-not...
That's a great idea. Does the like count increment automatically based on the likes on Dev.to?
Yup it uses the dev.to api to periodically refresh the likes
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