This week I was so grateful to present “Genealogy Blogs:How They Can Help Your Research” to the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. The members of the society were so welcoming and friendly. It was such a wonderful experience! If you are ever in the Napa, California area be sure to stop and check out their library! They have over 8,000 books and maps.
My presentation covered what a blog is, how to find blogs to read, RSS readers, and a look at creating your own blog. At the end of the presentation, one of the members of the society asked a very innocent question. “Does your website have follow and share buttons?” While pointing out the subscribe buttons at the top of my widget bar, I was stunned to realize I had never added share buttons.
It was a great suggestion to have a share button on my website. Share buttons allow a reader to click and share the blog post on their own Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms.
For me, this is a chance to connect to someone who does not currently read my blog. I just wrote a blog post about how amazing Facebook Friends can be. What if a reader shares a blog post on their Facebook feed and that connects me to a distant cousin?! Jackpot!
So today I have officially installed social media share buttons to my website. A huge “Thank You” to the woman with the question. I think my website is a little more friendly today thanks to your keen eye.