When I click over to your blog, like what I see, and want to follow you, lately I’ve found many of you don’t have an RSS feed icon or button at the top of your site. Some of you don’t have one at all! And when that happens, I have to go to the huuuuuge effort of copying your web address, opening my google reader, clicking “add”, and then pasting your web address into the box, and hitting “ok.” If you had the RSS subscribe button on your site, I’d only have to click twice. And sometimes I’m lazy.
Sure, it sounds ridiculous, but remember:
The fewer steps people have to go through in order to follow your awesomeness, the more likely you are to get followers.
So please, add a link. If you don’t know how to create the RSS feed, go to Feedburner and follow the instructions. Then, for the button – well, I am not good at explaining this stuff, so I won’t even try. . . here are just some suggestions on where to start:
*If you use WordPress, explore the plugins options to see if you can find an RSS widget or something. I use the “Add to Any Subscribe Button,” a plugin that I downloaded. But I don’t totally recommend it – It’s ok. I wish it were bigger, though. thatswhatshesaid
*If you use Blogger … well, then I’d ask “why are you using Blogger and not WordPress?” I haven’t used Blogger in 1.5 years and I’m so glad I switched. Unfortunately, that means I can’t remember how to.
Ha. I’m so not helpful, I know.
Additionally, becuase I’m 30% computer illiterate, I haven’t managed to make nice big buttons for social media on my site. I’ve been trying, but have failed. And as you know, I have other, more pressing, tasks at hand. But I’d love to have you join me on the following, so we can connect and share more stuff! So here are my very un-glamorous links:
- I waste time on Facebook as The Borrowed Abode.
- I also will be promoting my shop with discounts, etc ,on FB – as Janery
- I tweet on Twitter ( @borrowedabode )
- I am training myself to post photos on Flickr
- Most importantly, I’m totally addicted to Pinterest.
This amuses me. Because when other bloggers started raving about it, saying they were addicted, I rolled my eyes.
Then I gave it another shot.
Hello, Pinterest is pretty much the best image saving tool I’ve ever found. I’ve created a ton of different categories (a.k.a. “boards”) and am now able to save anything and everything my little heart desires – WITHOUT any clutter. Love it. And I can snoop around and see what other bloggers are saving, too. What a great way to save and share ideas and inspiration. Now I just need to stop wasting time over there!
But let’s not make this post all about me. Let’s make it all about you!
Of the hundreds and hundreds of visitors my Google Analytics says I get each day, only a few of you ever comment.
Please, take a moment to comment and let us know where we can find you – on your blog, twitter, etc!