10.02.2010

Giveaway Question: What is GFC?

I've gotten a few questions about "What is GFC?", "How do I do it?", etc.  I assure you, it's super simple.


First, GFC stands for "Google Friend Connect".  It's what shows me that you're following my blog.  In my early days, I would just bookmark all the blogs I enjoyed reading, then open the bookmarked link on my Internet Browser.  While it worked for me, it didn't show me as an official follower of the blog.  Why are followers important?  Well, while being in consideration for some companies for polish samples, press releases and reviews, they want to know how many people actually read your blog.  I've had companies ask for me for my number of followers, I've had other companies ask for actual site stats (I've been using StatCounter since February 15, 2010).


The easiest way to find and join my GFC is straight on my blog's website (not available with most RSS readers).  So log onto PolishGalore using the direct URL http://www.polishgalore.com.


Scroll down until you see this box on the right hand side of the page (please note you can click on my images to see them larger)


When you click the "Follow" button, you will have a pop up window appear.


Here you can start to follow Polish Galore through Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, AIM, Netlog, or OpenID.  All these are free services, so you can sign up for one if you don't have one of these accounts already.  I recommend either Google or Twitter only because I love Google (I used to work for one of their engineers), and Twitter because I absolutely am obsessed with Twitter.  :)  However, I also have Yahoo (it was my first email address back in 2001), and AIM (it was my first instant messaging program back in 1998), but I have not used Netlog or OpenID.  (My GFC is "PolishGalore")  Update: I've tried OpenID - it's not terrible but not my favorite.

I sure hope this helps everyone!  You must be listed as a Follower to win in my giveaway.  To find your GFC name, just refresh the page and your name will show under the Followers.  Here is a screen shot of Scrangie's website, which I follow using GFC.

4 comments:

  1. good post for people that didn't know this yet!

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  2. Yay! Now I officially follow you :)
    Thanks for this post... I didn't know how to follow you before.

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  3. I've always had you show up on my Blogger Dashboard but for some reason I didn't show up under GFC.. I clicked follow again, but I dunno why I didn't show up before. Odd.

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