Do You LIKE What We’re Doing? Exercise Your Power and Use the Button

by Kendra Bonnett on April 29, 2011

Book Business PaperclipPost #73 – Women’s Memoirs, Book Business – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

memoir-writing-birthday-writing-book-marketingWomen’s Memoirs wishes the Facebook LIKE button a very happy first birthday. And it (the button) and they (Facebook) ought to be pleased with the success of this social tool because the LIKE button’s integration into websites has been remarkable.

LIKE May Not Be Unanimous, But It Sure Is Ubiquitous

Within one week of Facebook introducing the LIKE button, more than 50,000 site owners had added the button. By the end of the first month, some 100,000 sites had LIKE buttons. Currently, an estimated 10,000 sites are adding the button EACH DAY. As of this writing, more than 2.5 million sites have installed LIKE buttons.

Why Women’s Memoirs Likes LIKE

If you’ve been using Facebook for a couple of years now, you’ll probably remember the JOIN button. That used to be the way you connected with a Fan or Group page. The LIKE button effectively replaced JOIN because it lowered the sense of commitment and made it easier for fans, friends and readers to get involved and express their approval.

memoir-writing-like-button-writing-book-marketingBlog owners, similarly, are looking for every means possible to engage readers and understand what catches readers’ interests and what leaves them flat. As readers, the LIKE is your chance to speak up and actually tailor the content to your interests and tastes. So even when you don’t have the time or inclination to leave a pithy comment, using the LIKE button is your way to communicate with us.

Tweet and Share Help Us Give You More

memoir-writing-share-button-book-marketing-writingAnd while you’re at it, using the Tweet button (if you are a Twitter user) and Share to reach a multitude of social networking sites helps us extend our reach. This, in turn, makes our blog more interesting to guest bloggers and a wide range of content providers.

Helping us spread the word and telling us what you like and want to see more of is how you guide and direct our editorial content. At the same time, it helps us bring more content to you.

So next time you like something you read, I hope you’ll click the little button (it’s located at the top of the page and again at the bottom) and let us know. We’re paying attention and will use your votes to direct our content. That’s a promise.

And if you’d like to add the LIKE button plugin to your WordPress blog, follow this link.

If you’re a little more technical, go to the Facebook Developer’s page and get the code.

Here’s another Facebook Developers page filled with several apps and plugins you can add that will boost your social networking ability as well as help you gauge what your readers want and are thinking.




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